L'amour nous unitLebanon is currently undergoing a silent constitutional revolution. In April 2013 Kholoud Sukkarieh and Nidal Darwiche were the first couple to have a civil marriage on the soil of their home country approved. The French introduced Lebanon's civil laws during their mandate in the 1920s. Yet 18 officially recognized sects reign over matters of personal affairs. L'amour nous unit is a documentary photography story unravelling the relation of love and freedom in Lebanon. Portraying Lebanese couples; tracing old love stories; documenting graffiti artists; meeting the officials behind the reformation my aim is to cover this silent revolution from the roots of love itself. What develops from this uprising might change Lebanon's future. For now love lies in the present.
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