For those of you who missed the premiere in March 2012 or would like to view the documentary again, the NC Museum of History will be hosting a screening of our full-length film, Cedars in the Pines, this month! The film received great press and was warmly welcomed by the community!
THIS Sunday, June 15, 2pm
Cedars in the Pines: The Lebanese in North Carolina
NC Museum of History
5 E. Edenton St. Raleigh, NC 27601 (downtown)
If you would like to purchase the DVD, check it out here.
The Lebanese in North Carolina Project released a full-length documentary, Cedars in the Pines: The Lebanese in North Carolina, which chronicles the story of Lebanese immigration to North Carolina from 1890 to today. The film premiered on Wednesday, March 28, at the North Carolina Museum of History, co-hosted with NC State University’s Khayrallah Program for Lebanese-American Studies.
“The Lebanese community in North Carolina embodies a resilient and unique identity that is both Middle Eastern and Southern,” says Professor of History Akram Khater, director of the Khayrallah Program at NC State University. “They cherish the history of their ancestors as a vibrant connection to the past even as they embrace and enrich their new homeland.”
Cedars in the Pines represents the first in a series of cultural projects undertaken by the Khayrallah Program for Lebanese-American Studies to research, document, preserve and publicize the history of the Lebanese-American community in North Carolina. The film is a joint project with the Khayrallah Program, the NC State Department of History and the NC State Department of English’s Language and Life Project.
In November 2012, UNC-TV, powered by PBS aired the documentary. Since then, the film has been screened throughout North Carolina, Michigan and California. Read more here.
Hope to see you there!