The Lebanese director, a source of national pride, this week became the first female artist in the Arab world to be nominated for an Academy Award. Labaki's foreign language nomination for "Capernaum" makes her one of the only female directors to compete at this year's Oscars, which feature another all-male lineup in the best director category. But I am sure in a few years we won't be having this problem anymore.
Beirut — Lebanese authorities should take immediate measures to ensure that there is no repeat of violence against protestors in downtown Beirut and that perpetrators of violent attacks are held accountable, Human Rights Watch said today. Lebanese security personnel used rubber bullets, tear gas canisters, water cannons, butts of rifles, and batons to control protesters on August 22 and 23 in downtown Beirut. Security forces also fired live ammunition, reportedly in the air, to disperse protesters.
Titled 'Thief Of Baghdad', after a much-remade fantasy film fromthe exhibition in Beirut is replete with turbaned men, flying carpets, snake charmers and belly dancers. Photo: AFP. A pale woman rides through the desert, flanked by armed men on camels, a palace shimmering in the distance.
Sign in. Action, Drama, Romance. Tarek is given the task to come up with a million-dollar idea for the launch of a new bank.
Laaziza, 7 months pregnant, is rejected without consideration by her husband. Few years later, Ihsan will begin his first year at school, when his father shows his desire to have him back. Against the refusal of her brothers, Laaziza decides to take her son to the doorstep of the house that was once closed in her face, with one adamant thought : the future of Ihsan is above anything else.
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Credited as the first internationally successful Lebanese recording artist,      Canaan rose to fame performing rock music in English amid enemy military attacks during the Lebanese Civil War holding concerts in vicinities of Lebanon that were simultaneously being bombed. From a young age singing, lyrical composition, and dancing served as an outlet and catharsis for Canaan. Raised in a conservative family,   Canaan's parents discouraged her from singing rock music and forbid her to have a musical education or formal training.
Mohammed Shaar sits among his friends in a red hoodie and his dark-framed glasses. The next photos, captured by journalists only moments later, are tragic. The year-old Shaar lies mortally wounded, his red hoodie and his blood forming a scarlet blur on the pavement — an anonymous civilian casualty of a car bomb that killed a prominent politician.
Presented across multiple venues in London, the events will focus not only on the short films and documentaries of a specific Middle Eastern country, but also on its culture, art and traditions. The events will be held quarterly in the most vibrant, culturally diverse areas of London: Shoreditch and the West End. The countries featured in the series are Turkey, Syria, Jordan and Lebanon. The second Chapter of the series is an extraordinary programme of works exploring, depicting, deciphering Lebanon through the eyes of its filmmaking talent.