My Family and the Explosion
Lebanon - 2021
For Nicole Torbey and her family, the Beirut blast has meant their lives will never be the same again. Lebanon was already struggling in the face of a banking crisis when a large amount of ammonium nitrate stored at Beirut’s port exploded. Nicole’s husband, Naji Makhlouf, was in hospital for over a month after his apartment building collapsed. In this intimate portrait, we follow a family’s journey from the ashes of the disaster and observe the powerful bonds that keep them together.