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City residents escaped the hustle and bustle over the weekend to head to Beirut's Pine Forest, home of the Horsh Beirut Festival. Organized by the NGO ASSABIL in coordination with the Heinrich-Boell-Stiftung, the event staged activities and performances throughout Saturday and Sunday, emphasizing the importance of sustainability and human rights. While families escaped the heat of the sun under the shade of the trees and friends shared lunch on the grass, the festival also highlighted the importance of public spaces – an exotic rarity in Beirut's burgeoning concrete jungle. The mobile puppet theater uses the historic storytelling form of the hakawati to educate its young audience on environmental issues.The festival offered a lovely example of what great things can result from free, family friendly events in an unspoiled urban green space.
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