Expo 2020 Dubai will mark International Women’s Day on Tuesday, March 8th, under the theme of Break The Bias, with talks featuring Lebanese Oscar-nominee Lebanese filmmaker and activist Nadine Labaki.
“On International Women’s Day, we celebrate the women who have broken the mold across sectors and the men who have championed them,” issued said Reem Al Hashimy, Director General at Expo 2020 Dubai.
“We welcome the world to Expo 2020 Dubai to learn how each of us can create an enabling environment for women, one that will ultimately secure a brighter future for all humanity,” she said.
Curated in the Women’s Pavilion, the Break The Bias platform will feature talks from leading female leaders from the MENA region, along with many celebrities.
During the featured talk, Labaki will present a written letter targeting the next generation of women, inviting them to take leadership positions to initiate gender equality, especially in the MENA region.
Nadine Labaki, the celebrated Lebanese actress and director, has been championing many taboo issues in her works, especially focusing on problems that women face in Lebanon and the Middle East, and also focusing on other inequalities, such as poverty and war.
The Lebanese actress first came into the spotlight in the early 2000s. Her career took off in 2007 when she released the controversial film Caramel.
In 2018, Labaki released Capernaum, a ground-breaking movie that took the world by storm. It won many prestigious awards like the Cannes Jury Prize, the Golden Orange International Film Competition-Best Actor Award, the Amanda Award For Best Foreign Film In Theatrical Release, and the Golden Orange Youth Jury’s Award.
More recently, Nadine Labaki has been taking the world of sensationalism after being part of the first Arabic Netflix original remake of ‘Perfect Strangers’, which topped number 1 across the MENA region.