What is Zyara
Zyara the documentary series was born in 2014, and has since then evolved in its form and content to become a powerful healing tool promoting beauty, oneness and resilience.
Through its audiovisual language, Zyara bypasses judgment and allows people to connect emotionally.
Zyara presents an innovative and deeply personal approach to storytelling. These exceptionally moving web documentaries unlock the testimonies of individuals who have experienced and overcome a wide range of social challenges through courage, perseverance and resilience. They have a unique role to play in promoting social cohesion, underlining the qualities which people have in common rather than those which set them apart.
Zyara was born in Lebanon as there is an urgency to reconnect with others and inspire tolerance and acceptance amongst Lebanese citizens, especially after a long journey of struggle and war. The existing episodes clearly show the mission behind Zyara, through the content of every episode and through the visual language we chose for it.
Our motto is “Life is a Beautiful Zyara” and we truly believe that it is in our hands to make it so, no matter how challenging life may be.
Zyara has proven to be a much needed educational tool for awareness and empowerment especially among the youth. It is time we give equal value to our emotional healing in order to prevent our future generations from the darkness of bullying, depression, abuse and more.
We strive to abolish victimization and to remind our future generations of their strength and the beauty of their dreams.
Zyara is therefore working hand in hand with schools and educational institutions who offer this safe and essential space for expression. It’s lending its support to their mission in helping this rising generation speak up about its potential pain and turning expression into a tool for social healing.
We look forward to our motivational journey and call upon all schools to incorporate Zyara in their curriculum or activities. We commit to the social emotional healing that comes from sharing our stories and embracing the lessons learned from pain and struggle.