3D lighting tells biography of Beaufort Castle at opening of Lebanese festival
The walls of the citadel were decorated with pictures of historical events.
Three-dimensional lighting shimmered on the heights of the historic Beaufort Castle in southern Lebanon's Nabatiyeh province, where the Litani River is underfoot, announcing the opening of Tire and the southern international festivals.
The management of the festival, which started on the Roman terraces in Tire more than 20 years ago, chose to move the events this year to the perennial citadel, through which civilizations and nations passed through and witnessed invasions and conquests.
The Lebanese flag covered the façade of the Beaufort Castle before the flag began to interact with the music of the Lebanese pianist Guy Manoukian, who accompanied the serial history and the wars that took place over the castle and the invaders who occupied its fortresses, as per Reuters.
In a historical presentation, the tripartite dimensions tell the story of the castle, its conquests, and the armies it crossed from the Crusaders to the Mamluks, Ottomans, and Arab travelers.
The walls of the citadel were decorated with pictures of historical events. The voices of mourners rose in mosques and blended with church bells at once from the Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem and the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem, ending with our present era of liberation of the south from the Israeli occupation in 2000.
The presentation covered the biography of this history with light, melody and sound effects before concluding with reference to the "Lebanese resistance" and its role in pushing Israel to withdraw 18 years ago.
Israel had threatened to blow up the citadel before withdrawing its troops in 2000. This fortress was destroyed by Israeli aircraft parts of them in the 1982 invasion and boasted the occupation of the Israeli Defense Minister Ariel Sharon as it was formed from a military base overseeing Palestine and included Palestinian organizations and leftist Lebanese parties.
The party flags, which often spread along the southern roads, were absent from the road leading to the Arnoun Festival and were replaced by the Lebanese flag, which was the symbol of the festival.
Tunisian artist Lotfi Bouchnak will perform a concert on Saturday evening at the Citadel.