SPNL team members went on field visits to different areas in West Bekaa, Middle Bekaa, Kfar Zebian in Keserwan, to film a short documentary on grazing in Lebanon.
The aim of the film is to show the lifestyle of the shepherds in Lebanon, the conflicts they face, stories they tell, and their productions. This movie will be used as part of SPNL’s deliverable in the Mediterranean Consortium of the project “Assessing and supporting cultural conservation practices in the Mediterranean, funded by MAVA Foundation”.
Grazing was put forward in the project to be one of the main practices in the Mediterranean basin that has a direct link with nature conservation. Presenting Lebanon, Syria, and Jordan, SPNL made an assessment and gathered information on the current status of grazing, related policies, grazing areas, and grazing corridors between the three countries. The video was important to highlight visually what is going on in the grazing practice in Lebanon.
Mr. Asaad Saleh, professional photographer, also visited the shepherds in the West Bekaa for photo sessions. The photos taken will be used in the photo exhibition “On the Move” which is also a part of the project. The photo exhibition is a moving exhibition between the Mediterranean countries participating in the project where each photographer will display a set of photos taken for the shepherds from their personal perspective.