Lebanese-Canadian filmmaker Noura Kevorkian made her filmmaking debut with her first short documentary entitled VEILS UNCOVERED
(Official Competition Amsterdam IDFA, Golden Sheaf Yorkton Film Festival) about lingerie and the veiled women of Damascus.
Noura’s feature debut ANJAR: FLOWERS, GOATS AND HEROES, is the historical POV documentary about a young girl growing up during the Lebanese Civil War who discovers that all the elders of her village are genocide survivors from World War I.
Noura’s short film VEILS UNCOVERED along with images from the book she co-authored The Secret Life of Syrian Lingerie were exhibited in the renowned Kunsthal Museum in Rotterdam, The Netherlands www.kunsthal.nl/Syrian_Lingerie.
Noura’s second feature film, 23 KILOMETRES (Official Competition Karlovy Vary IFF) is a Canada/Lebanon/UAE production.
In production is Noura’s next feature documentary entitled BATATA (winner Doha Film Institute Grant and Dubai Film Festival’s Best Pitch Award), about a family of Syrian migrant workers - now refugees of war - who work in the potato fields of Lebanon. Noura divides her time living between Beirut and Toronto.