The Most Ambitious Clown in the Middle East

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Why you should care

Because this campy clown is deadly serious about bringing joy to Syria’s refugees in Lebanon.

Part of the OZY original video series From Beirut, With Love.

Sabine Choucair is a clown with a mission. After years of clowning (yes, that’s a technical term) to boost morale for the Syrian kids stuck in the purgatory of Lebanon’s refugee camps, Choucair decided to try another form of art therapy. She began a project called the Caravan, which enables Syrians to create their own street theater based on the stories recounted and recorded by other Syrian refugees. And yes, they travel and perform out of a van.

Additional video and editing by Elie Khadra.

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