Created and directed by Elio Chayeb, the video is a masterpiece – to say the least.
In short, the story is as such: Two siblings attempt to awaken their father who has been in a coma for 30 years, a symbolism of Lebanon. Below is a loose translation of the dialogue between them:
– “Aren’t you tired? He’s never going to wake up.”
– “If you’re so sure, why are you visiting him? We can’t lose hope. Come here, try to speak to him.”
– “I’m tired of talking to him.
[Addressing the father]: Did you hear me? I’m tired of talking to you. Aren’t you bored of being in a coma? I don’t want to lose hope, but give me something to hold onto. Open your eyes. You’ve been in a coma for 30 years. Wake up already.”
Here, the father suddenly suffers a stroke, and a medical team interferes to bring him back to life with defibrillators. With every counter-shock delivered to his heart, the video cuts to a scene from the revolution.
Yup, goosebumps. Watch it and let us know what you think!