9 Feb 2019

Nadine Labaki on becoming first Arab woman to receive Bafta nomination


A film director from Lebanon has become the first Arab woman ever to be nominated for a Bafta and an Oscar. Nadine Labaki’s film Capernaum is a bleak account of life in a wartorn region seen through the eyes of a small boy.

That young actor Zain Al Rafeea was himself an illiterate Syrian refugee who had never acted before. Jon Snow has been speaking to the film’s director.