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"Beirut 6:07" is nominated for an Emmy award. It tells stories about the tragedy of the Beirut port explosion

“Beirut 6:07” is nominated for an Emmy award. It tells stories about the tragedy of the Beirut port explosion

Dubai, United Arab Emirates (CNN) — The series “Beirut 6:07” was nominated for an International Emmy Award for Television Business, in the category of short series.

Almost a year after it was shown on the “Shahid” platform, the series takes its name from the moment of the tragic explosion of Beirut Port on August 4, 2020, and tells stories inspired by real events and real people who lost their lives, or changed forever due to the enormous material and moral losses it left behind. blast.

The series consists of 15 episodes, in which several writers, directors and actors participated; “They did their utmost, free of charge, in honor of the souls of the victims and the missing.” Each episode is a short film of about 7 minutes.

The Lebanese actress, Zina Makki, expressed her happiness and affection for the series’ nomination for the Emmy Award, as she co-starred in one of the series’ stories, under the direction of director Caroline Labaki.

The story was entitled “175”, and dealt with the difficult moments that the Beirut Fire Brigade experienced at the gates of Ward No. 12, which witnessed the explosion, which killed 10 of them, including Sahar Fares, whose role was played by Zina.

The Lebanese actress shared, through her official account on “Instagram”, a set of behind-the-scenes photos, commenting: “About a year ago, we filmed a series of short films that told about real events about the explosion of the Port of Beirut. My heart is big and in my life I will never forget it…”

Makki recounted touching details about her visit to the Beirut Fire Brigade during the preparations and filming: “During my filming, I decided to get acquainted with the fiancé of the heroine, Sahar Fares, because I felt her with me all the time… in every detail… and this person is now a source of great strength and inspiration to me.”

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The International Academy of Television Arts and Sciences announced the list of international nominations for the 2021 Emmy Awards, Thursday. The list includes 44 candidates from 24 countries, competing in 11 categories at the festival, which was founded in 1949.

Egyptian actress Menna Shalaby was nominated for an Emmy Award for her role in the short crime series “Every Week on a Friday”, adapted from the novel of the same name by writer Ibrahim Abdel Meguid, under the direction of director Mohamed Shaker.

The winners will be announced at a ceremony on November 22, 2021 in New York City.