Crescent

Crescent, in its mesmerizing Lebanese tale of the lives, triumphs and sorrows of four young women who meet in the 1950s at university in Beirut, which was then the “Paris of the Middle East.” It goes behind contemporary headlines to share their  hopes, fears and dreams. Of an upper-class Palestinian, a Lebanese Christian, a poor Shia Muslim and an American Jew with deep roots in this culture. Their stories – riven by violence, transcended by enduring loves – unlock the mysteries of one of the world’s most troubled and fascinating regions.

 

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