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Joelle Touma: Before ‘The Insult’ Received a BFLF Oscar Nomination

In the second installment of this article, we continue to explore the world created by Joelle Touma. In the two films we will look at, Touma sets her stories in Western locations and creates complex Middle Eastern characters that represent her desire for a peaceful union between both cultures.

Joelle Touma: Spotlight on Oscar-Nominated Lebanese Screenwriter

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.