Heiny Srour
Date of Birth
Jan 01, 1945
Birth Place:
Lebanon

Biography

London-based Lebanese director Heiny Srour was the first female Arab filmmaker to have one of her works, Saat El Tahrir Dakkat (1974), selected for the Cannes Film Festival. The film chronicles one of the Arab world's most radical conflicts, the guerrilla war in Oman. To make the film, Srour walked 400 km, through a roadless wasteland as it was being bombed. Although the film earned international...