Queer Arab Film Festival: 'Caramel' (2007)

20 August, 2014
4.00pm - 7.00pm (depending on film length)

Caramel Nadine Labaki (2007) 95 min.
Caramel is Nadine Labaki’s first feature film. Set in and around a Beirut beauty salon, it offers a colourful and intimate portrait of women’s friendship, love, and sexuality. Caramel explores many of the social and cultural constrictions on women’s lives in contemporary Lebanon, one of which being female homosexual desire. Labaki’s film offers a deft portrayal of burgeoning same sex desire through Rima’s character (played by Joanna Moukarzel). Film introduced by and Q/A with Rosemary Hancock (Arabic).
Rosemary Hancock is a final year PhD candidate in the Department of Arabic and Islamic Studies, and lectures the department’s unit on Islamic Civilisation. She has a MA in Islamic Studies from the University of Sydney, and is an associate lecturer in Philosophy at the University of Notre Dame.

Film introduced by and Q/A with Ms Rosemary Hancock, PhD candidate, Department of Arabic and Islamic Studies.

All films in the Queer Arab Film Festival are in English or subtitled. Free Event - All Welcome. For a full list of films in the series download a copy of the program.

Queer Arab Film Festival is presented by the Department of Arabic and Islamic Studies and the project A Continuing Spring: Arab and Australian Views on Social Justice, Equal Economic Development and Cultures of Freedom. The project A Continuing Spring is sponsored by the Council for Australian Arab Relations (CAAR).


Location: Room N395, John Woolley Building

Contact:Professor Sahar Amer
Email:sahar.amer@sydney.edu.au