It’s been a great month for Arabs and Arab representation in the media.
Lebanese Director and actress Nadine Labaki was the Un Certain Regard Jury President of the 72nd edition of the Cannes film festival.
During Cannes, five Arab female directors debuted their films – Maryam Touzani from Morocco, Mounia Meddour from Algeria, Waad al-Kateab from Syria, Nada Riyadh from Egypt and Tunisian-Algerian Hafsia Herzi.
Moroccan director Alaa Eddine Aljem, Algerian director Amin Sidi-Boumedine, Tunisian director Ala Eddine Slim all showed feature films along with Palestinian director Elia Suleiman, who won the Jury Prize at Cannes in 2002.
Also, Palestinian film student Wisam Al Jafari’s short film was selected out of 2,000 submissions for the Cinéfondation section.
Arab fashion designers also dazzled on the red carpet with more than 12 of them dressing many international stars for film premiers and events.