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Endure: Lebanon

A music producer travels to destabilized regions of the world to tell the stories of refugees, war victims, and persecuted individuals through the medium of music.

  • Jake Green
    Torn, The Troubles, Back to the Peaceful Sea
  • Jake Green
    Torn, The Troubles, Back to the Peaceful Sea
  • Jake Green
    Torn, The Troubles, Back to the Peaceful Sea
  • Nikki Tomlinson
    The Troubles
  • Jay Denton
    Key Cast
  • Mizgin Khalil
    Key Cast
  • Souzda Ammo
    Key Cast
  • Fatima Alou
    Key Cast
  • Hamid Juno
    Key Cast
  • Jhon Matthew
    Key Cast
  • Aaron Kellim
    Key Cast
  • Faith Richards
    Key Cast
  • Melia Salas
    Key Cast
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  • Genres:
    documentary, music, international
  • Runtime:
    1 hour 23 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    January 31, 2020
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    Lebanon, United States
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Director Biography - Jake Green

Jake has had a longtime passion for travel, film, and music, so it was only a matter of time before he found a project that would scratch all three of those itches. His first documentary delved into the world of hang gliding, focusing on the people who lived for it and why they gave up their normal lives to soar among the eagles.

Next, Jake hit the road, traveling to over 30 countries with his brother to demonstrate the importance of travel and reality of budget travel in his YouTube series, Back to the Peaceful Sea. He and Matt continue to develop the series and have put out over 75 episodes.

And now the most recent documentary project, Endure, follows a music producer from LA, Jay Denton, as he travels to destabilized regions of the world to create music with those affected by war, terror, and persecution. The first film documents Syrian refugees living in Beirut, telling stories of hope in a desperate and often deadly situation.

The project will continue with a second film, traveling to Columbia to pair personal stories and faces with the devastation of the collapsing country of Venezuela.

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Director Statement

I love to tell stories. I believe-- in a time when everyone can learn about anything they desire-- not enough focus is given to stories of hope and the people that persevere no matter what they encounter.

This is my attempt to to help change the focus. By taking the medium of music, something that can cross cultures, generations, and languages, we are able to connect with the joy, the pain, and the emotions of people that we've never met. And through that empathy, hearts and minds around the world will change, if even in the slightest way. That is my goal...

to be a vessel for empathy.