Cedars in the Pines



The Lebanese Legacy – Over the past 120 years the Lebanese have created a rich legacy in North Carolina. They brought innovation, perseverance, and faith along with their dreams and hopes for the future. Their kitchens enthrall our senses with recipes crafted across generations, and their music and dance fill our festivals and neighborhoods with sights and sounds that convey the richness of Lebanese culture. They are Lebanese cedars in the Carolina pines.

This film narrates the lives of those who have journeyed from Lebanon to North Carolina and labored here to build new homes, raise families and enrich the state with their culture and hard work. It tells of a legacy that is as much about great accomplishments as it rests in the quiet and unassuming. Cedars in the Pines is a production of the Khayrallah Program for Lebanese-American Studies.


English and Arabic with English subtitles.

USA – 2012 – 60 minutes



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