Because She Created: Netflix celebrates Arab women filmmakers

Ahram Online , Saturday 9 Jul 2022

Netflix is celebrating Arab women filmmakers by releasing a catalogue of 21 films by female filmmakers spanning various genres including documentary, drama and romance, as part of the Because She Created platform.



The collection includes works of critically acclaimed directors from Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Morocco, Palestine, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Syria and Tunisia, celebrating the creativity of the Arab world’s greatest female storytellers.

“While these stories are distinctly and authentically Arab, the themes will resonate with women across the world, uniting women from all walks of life through beautiful and poignant series and film,” explained the world leading streaming platform in a press release.

The collection include important works like Let’s Talk by Marianne Khoury, Nariss Nejjar’s Stateless, Suha Arraf’s Villa Touma, Leyla Bouzid’s A Tale of Love and Desire, Fatma Zamoun’s Parkour and Suzannah Mirghani’s Al-Sit.

Netflix launched the Because She Created platform last year as a virtual panel discussion hosting Arab women filmmakers to talk about the evolving role of women in the Arab film industry, hosting a talk by Hend Sabry at last Cairo International Film Festival.

All the films, which are new on Netflix, have been available worldwide since Thursday.

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