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Female Lebanese Cinema 
Habibi Collective x The Bomb Factory

26 January 7-9:30 
The Bomb Factory Art Foundation

Dana Boulos
Mounia Akl
Mary Jirmanus Saba

A night of female-led experimental Lebanese cinema. Covering themes from the Lebanese garbage waste crisis, displaced female socialist histories and modern living, the films embody the revolutionary spirit integral to the country’s contemporary art-making.

Dana Boulos is a film director, photographer and DJ currently living in Los Angeles. Boulos was first known for her work as a fashion photographer, and her editorial work has featured in Vice, I-D, Wonderland, Oyster Magazine, Vogue Japan, among many others. While Boulos is involved in many creative lines of work she identifies most as a film director and is currently working on her first feature.

Mounia Akl is a director and writer living between Beirut and Los Angeles. Her short film Submarine was in the Official Selection of the 69th Cannes Film Festival (Cinéfondation). It also had its North American premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival and its MENA Premiere at the Dubai International Film Festival where it won the Jury Prize. She is currently working on her feature film COSTA BRAVA LEBANON. With this project, she was selected to participate in the Sundance Screenwriters and Directors Labs where she was the recipient of the RT Features Fellowship, the Cannes Cinefondation Residency in Paris, and the Torino Film Lab where she won the production award. The project won the CNC Development Award at the 71st Cannes Film Festival, the New Century Award and the Doha Film Institute Production Grant.

Mary Jirmanus Saba is a filmmaker living in Beirut. Her work explores labour, agrarian and working women’s movements in the MENA region and Latin America. Her directorial debut A Feeling Greater Than Love won the Fipresci International Critics Prize at the 2017 Berlin International Film Festival.


For further information on the screening, please contact Pallas Citroen:

E:  T: +44 (0) 7939 049731


Notes to Editors

About The Bomb Factory


The Bomb Factory Art Foundation was founded on the premise that art, artists and creative culture offer significant value in our society. Our mission is to support artists, cultural organisations and educational institutions to engage people of all ages and backgrounds in the viewing and creation of art. The Bomb Factory enables contemporary visual arts practice to thrive through the provision of affordable studio and exhibition space as well as a supportive network of artists where peer collaboration and critique is encouraged. 

Location: The Bomb Factory, Unit 2, 9-15 Elthorne Rd, London N19 4AJ 

+44 (0) 203 211 0034

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