50 People Shaping the Culture of the Middle East


Nadine Labaki, Lebanon

Nadine Labaki, Lebanon

Director Nadine Labaki's Where Do We Go Now? premiered at Cannes this year and was a smash hit in her native Lebanon. She picked up the people's choice award at the Toronto International Film Festival and eventually got wide release in the United States as well. It follows her earlier success, Caramel. Though heavy on humor, both films — which star Labaki — wrestle with questions like the coexistence of different religions.

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