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Salim Saab: Showcasing the women of the Arab art world

By: Jeanne LAVENANT | Sanam SHANTYAEI Follow | Agnès LE COSSEC | Stéphane BERNSTEIN
1 min

This week, we're drawing attention to the women who are fighting to assert their influence in the Arab world. We're joined by one man who's doing exactly that: Franco-Lebanese director Salim Saab joins us to talk about his latest documentary, "Strong". The film sheds light on Arab women artists who are leaving their mark.

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