Currently Browsing: Farah Elattar
It was 10 AM in Los Angeles when I arrived at the screening for Under the Sky of Damascus, a documentary directed by Heba Khaled, Talal Derki, and Ali Wajeeh. I went into the theater not knowing what to expect, and came out feeling like I just watched a very familiar glimpse of life in the Middle East post-Arab Spring.… read more.
My Year of Dicks was recently nominated for Best Animated Short Film at the Academy Awards. FF2 Media is proud to support such an innovative woman-led project. Learn more about FF2 Contributor Farah Elattar’s screening and Q&A experience below and cheer on My Year of Dicks at the 95th Academy Awards Ceremony on Sunday, March 12th, 2023.… read more.
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.