Currently Browsing: Farah Elattar
As an intern at FF2 Media, since January of 2018, I watch films written and/or directed by women every week and write reviews about them.
Born and raised in Egypt, a country that only recently started valuing its independent art, I had never been to a film festival before attending Athena in 2018. After taking the time to reflect on my three-day experience at Athena, I can confidently say that I was far from disappointed.
Though The Insult is now an Oscar-nominated film – a first for Lebanon – it seems that the mainstream media is focusing primarily on Ziad Doueiri (the director) and his contributions to the film, making for another case where the female filmmaker is left in shadows and receives no recognition for the work she put in.