Shankaboot - The web series takes us into the beating heart of modern Beirut street life through the eyes of Suleiman, our 15-year-old, happy-go-lucky delivery boy. Along for the ride are 19-year-old Ruwaida and the mysterious 20-something Chadi and a host of other memorable characters. One of the aims of the series is to present Beirut life and the life in Lebanon in the most realistic style. In keeping with that aim, the show’s creators cast actors with little to no prior acting experience for a naturalistic acting style rarely seen on Arabic television.
An episode takes 5 - 8 minutes on youtube, and so far, I love everything about it. The lad is pretty darn hot, there is this cute kind of humor, some action and lovely cinematography. Brilliant work! Bravo on the acting, filming and the people behind the scenes.
English readers, make sure you click ‘CC’ and choose English for subtitles.
PS: Stuff like Shankaboot makes me proud of Arabs, stuff like this pisses me off.