My father, Mohamad Chatah, was assassinated on 27 December 2013. Like too many Lebanese before him, he was killed for wanting a decent and stable Lebanon, free from the ills that have plagued this country for decades. He is now buried where the photo below was taken - he is third from left - in Martyr's Square.
For personal reasons following that day, as well as the general breakdown of security here in Lebanon, I've put the WalkBeirut tour on hold. I'm sorry to disappoint in this decision, but I believe during these difficult times it's the right one to make. Should it be of any interest, an interview with my family was released following the one year anniversary of my father's assassination. Please click here to view it.
Looking back, I'm truly honored to have met thousands of wonderful guests - Lebanese and foreigners alike - who joined me in bringing Beirut's history to life through storytelling. In my small and limited capacity, I hope I helped my father contribute to Lebanon's narrative and Beirut's memory. Be it prosperity. Be it tragedy.
Ticket price is 30,000 lira or 20 US Dollars (Euro is not accepted). Each ticket includes a customized walking tour map, and with every ticket purchase a donation is sent to the Samir Kassir Foundation.
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