#ArabVines: when the Arab World lays aside its clichés with a good laugh

Those videos are Vines… the video version of a Tweet - a little video that tells a whole story - in just 6 seconds. The format has been picked up by users in the Arab world. They've created a community they call "Arab Vines". They have their own hashtag (#ArabVines) and publish longer videos on Instagram and YouTube as well. Many of them live in the US and Europe… like our Observer Mahmoud Charaf….a Lebanese-Moroccan who's studying here in Paris.