On a typical day in Beruti, the streets are crammed with a suffocating traffic crisis, with the sounds of the car horns and pedestrians running down the sidewalks to reach their destinations. Each citizen has his story, his concerns, and his own routine.
But Lebanon is always ready to break the jar of routine, and this time the jar is not broken by political news or the waste crisis they’ve been facing for quite some time now, but by loud laughter from the streets where a group of clowns is performing.
Five clowns, with their funny clothes and red and white faces, roam the streets of Beirut, each running in a different direction to monitor people who dump their garbage on the street and catch up with them in a funny and joyful way.
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The Lebanese-based “Clown Me In” group, Sabine Choucair and Mexican Gabriela Muñoz, are touring the streets of Lebanon to spread laughter among people and highlight key social issues in the Lebanese society.
Meet the whole team of clowns by clicking here!
Instead of criticizing the Lebanese reality in an aggressive way, the 37-year-old Shekir decided to use this idea as an “easier” and “less complicated” way which is simply by her laughter. After discovering the art of London, she noticed that it was an effective way to motivate others to return to “a transparent and real place” during which “accepting what he does not like” and laughing at others and with them as she put it.
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