The 30 Most Influential Women in the Arab World 2019
Thu 28 Feb 2019 05:00 AM
Nadine Labbaki

Company: Capernaum

Designation: Filmmaker

Country: Lebanon

Nadine Labaki is the Lebanese filmmaker made history as the first Arab woman to ever be nominated for an Oscar in the best foreign language film category, and the second overall after Ziad Doueiri’s The Insult last year. Labaki’s film Capernaum, Set against the backdrop of the Middle East’s growing refugee crisis, the film follows a 12-year old Beirut boy who sues his parents over his birth.

The name of the film means “chaos” and premiered at Cannes 2018 in the feature film competition, winng the jury prize In an Instagram post in December, she said, “After years of research, tears and sweat, long production hours and sleepless nights, our film has been recognised on this year’s Foreign Language Oscar shortlist among 8 other films from a selection that exceeded 80 submissions from all around the world. We couldn’t be prouder.”