The civil war that ruined the lifestyle and hopes of millions
WGA Intellectual Property Registry 1544080
A young couple struggles to adjust to the new lifestyle the Lebanese Civil War (1975-1990) created for them. Other than killing their chance of continuing their education as they had planned, they had to put up with snipers when visiting one another. They had to get married and be subjected to an unplanned surprise barrage of bombs, and spend what was supposed to be their honeymoon in a shelter under a building, with 200 people of various ages, religious beliefs, and rats (literally), soaked under a foot of water with no food or clean drinking water. The bravery of saving a friendís family and their neighbors, 13 in all, crossing barricades made ofdead bodies, and finally, their escape from the country to the unknown in a tiny boat, a 12 person yacht packed with 50 passengers and any and all kinds of valuables they could bring with them, exposed to the elements, strangers and pirates.
Based on the true story of a couple who had to change everything they had planned to survive the Civil War in Lebanon and the challenges they had to encounter and ultimately leave the country in search of a better life.
_A life changing event (The Lebanese Civil War) throws a loving coupleís plans for their future off course. The couple had to make many changes to adapt to the current situation.
_ How Survival became the priority
_How suddenly, neighbors they had grown up with, turned against one another because of their religious beliefs, beliefs that never had stood between neighbors before the Civil War.
_How Victor had to help his friend Tony to rescue His family stuck in a building situated in the middle of two fighting factions.
_The tough decision to be made between leaving the country to find a better life elsewhere and staying with the rest of the family at the risk of the whole family being wiped out.
_The fear of separation and the possibility of losing one another
_the expedited marriage under bombshells and machinegun fire for more reasons than one.
_the midnight journey from hell to Cyprus on a tiny boat with total strangers, fighting the elements, exposed to pirates and the fear of drowning in the sea. A two hour journey, under normal circumstances, that took 14 hours to complete.