Lebanon’s ‘Stray Bullet’ film won first prize in Dubai

“Stray Bullet” by Lebanese director Georges Hachem won first prize at the Dubai International Film Festival yesterday, this year a showcase for new Arab talent. The film, set shortly after the start of Lebanon’s 1975-1990 civil war, tells the story of a young woman who is torn between a fiance picked by her family and […]

Israeli court allows Arab author to go to Lebanon

Israel’s Supreme Court has permitted an Israeli-Arab author to travel to Lebanon to receive a literary award. Ala Hlehel was invited to the Beirut39 Festival this week, but laws in enemy nations prevented him from going. Israel bans its citizens from visiting Lebanon, while Lebanon prevents Israeli passport holders from entering.