With ongoing political and religious divisions continuing to deepen, and still no agreement on a new President, 2014 was the year that Lebanon saw its unity crumble. With Independence Day around the corner, Beirut Celebrations, known for their nationalistic events and projects, needed to find a way to give the entire population a glimmer of hope in a hopeless situation.
Media outlets in Lebanon are considered political mouthpieces, so the only neutral place left, was online. We created a portal, where all Lebanese could express their unity. With a click of a button they could stand hand in hand to create the world's first virtual human chain using Google Earth, in a show of unity that represented the national wish to mend our divisions.