100 most powerful Arab women 2012
Susan Youssef
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Susan Youssef

Industry: Culture and society

Designation: Film director

Country: Holland

Palestinian director Susan Youssef’s Habibi Rasak
Kharban (Darling, something’s wrong with your head) premiered in August last year
at the Venice Film Festival before going onto to win the Best Film Award at the
Dubai International Film Festival. The Holland-based director spent ten years working
on the film, which she describes as a modern rendition of Romeo and Juliet. The
film was funded through a who’s who of non-profit film funders, including Cinereach,
the Jerome Foundation and the Princess Grace Foundation.

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