Mayfouk is a small village in Mount Lebanon about one hour north of Beirut. During the Lebanese Civil War the region was a stronghold of Maronite Christians and Lebanese Forces militias. Tony Rkaybe was born here in 1965, as a young man joined the Lebanese Forces in the early years of civil war but then emigrated to the United States. In 2000 he came back to Lebanon to live at his parent’s house in the mountains and since his father died in 2007 he takes care of his mother Hanneh Rkaybe who needs to be nursed at any time. With them lives Genet, a young ethiopian housemaid and from time to time comes Raghda, Tony’s niece, who lives in Beirut.
Mount Lebanon 2009