Bab al-Hara (Arabic for “The Neighborhood’s Gate”) is one of the most popular television series in the Arab worl, watched by tens of millions of people from “poverty-stricken Gaza to the opulent cities of the Persian Gulf. The series chronicles the daily happenings and family dramas in a neighborhood in Damascus, Syria in the inter-war period under French rule when the local population yearned for independence. The third part of the serie will be back for Ramdan month! For more informations check it out!
Produced by Bassam al-Mulla and broadcast on MBC the first installment of the series, comprising 31 episodes, aired during Ramadan in 2006 and enjoyed broad viewership and a positive reception. The second installment, entitled Bab al-Hara 2, was highly anticipated, receiving even wider acclaim in Ramadan of 2007. A third installment to be aired in Ramadan of 2008 was officially announced on al-Arabiya channel in October 2007, and will focus on the post-marriage lives of the children of Abu Issam, the local doctor and barber. Here are some pictures taken from the series.
Bab al Hara, the first part
Bab al Har, the second part
Bab al Hara, part 3