Riwayat, Episode 3: Higher Education and the Commodification of the Future

University students in Lebanon face a difficult and uncertain future. They can’t leave the country, they can’t afford private universities, and their only public university is under-budgeted and at full capacity.

Episode 3 of RIWAYAT looks to education as a right –but seemingly not in Lebanon. The Lebanese University faces a systematic attack by politicians tied to private universities, whose profits come at the expense of lower-income students and underpaid workers in times of crisis.


Director, Writer: Firas Haidar
Executive Producer: Laudy Issa
Producer: Firas Haidar
Camera: Tariq Kebaloui, Firas Haidar
Narration: Ghenwa Abou Fayad
Score: Julia Sabra
Editing: Firas Haidar
Subtitling: Laudy Issa

*This video is supported by the QARIB project, implemented by CFI and funded by the French Development Agency (AFD).