Nadine Labaki, Ziad Doueiri, And Joelle Touma Received Oscar Membership Invitations

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is inviting 928 artists and executives who have distinguished themselves in the movie industry to become Academy Awards voters.

The directors Nadine Labaki and Ziad Doueiri, and the screenwriter Joelle Touma are among the invitees.

This year’s invitees represent 59 countries! Plus, 49% of them are female.

Doueiri’s and Touma’s “The Insult” is being screened all over the world. It was the first Lebanese film to be nominated for an Oscar.

Unfortunately, the movie lost the Best Foreign Language Film Award to “A Fantastic Woman.”

The world-acclaimed film represents the relationship between a Lebanese Christian and a Palestinian refugee in Lebanon. Tony (Adel Karam) and Yasser (Kamel El Basha) have a fight that leads them to a courtroom. Nadine Labaki’s

Capharnaüm won the Jury Prize at Cannes Film Festival! She is the first director from the Middle East to win a Cannes competition award in 12 years! The movie follows 12-year-old Zain who lives in a slum in Lebanon.

He is suing his parents for giving him life when they knew they couldn’t cover his basic necessities such as food, safety, and even a state I.D. card.

The Lebanese movie industry is flourishing!

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