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Taste of Cement, 2017
In Beirut, Syrian construction workers are building a skyscraper while, at the same time, their own houses in Syria are being shelled. The Lebanese war is over but the Syrian war rages on. The workers are locked in at the building site; they are not allowed to leave after 7 p.m. The Lebanese government has imposed night-time curfews on the refugees. The only contact these Syrian workers have with the outside world is the hole through which they climb out in the morning to begin a new workday. Cut off from their homeland, they gather at night around a small TV set to see the latest news on Syria. Tormented by anguish and anxiety while suffering the deprivation of the most basic human and workers’ rights, they continue to hope for a different life.