Lady of the Palace

Lady of the Palace


name =Lady of the Palace
imdb_id =0794307
writer =Samir Habchi
Georges Ghanem
director = Samir Habchi
released = 2003
runtime = 58 minutes.
country =flag|Lebanon
music = Charbel Rouhana
website =
cinematography = Roland Daou
Roy Lteif
language =Arabic
producer = Samir Habchi
Misr International Films
distributor = Misr International Films
Andana Films|

"Lady of the Palace" ( _fr. La Dame du palais) (Arabic:سيدة القصر "Sayedat Al-Kasr") is a 2003 Lebanese documentary by the Lebanese director Samir Habchi.The film traces the history of Mount Lebanon’s Joumblat family from the 17th century to the present, focusing on early-twentieth century leader and politician Nazira Joumblat. Born in 1889, Nazira assumed her place on the throne of the Moukhtara palace in 1923, following the assassination of her husband, Fouad, and the resignation of his brother, Aly Joumblat. She presided over the region as Lady of the Palace for twenty-five years while raising her son Kamal, preparing him to take his place in a long line of Joumblat leaders.

Famous for her wisdom and strong personality, Nazira boldly entered the Lebanese political arena at a time when the field was entirely dominated by men. Undaunted, she helped maintain peace and stability in Lebanon for many years, earning the respect of both men and women alike, be they Druze, Maronite or Christian.

This film is volume six of the WOMEN PIONEERS COLLECTION. [ [ Arab Film Distribution: Home Page - Films, Videos, and DVDs from the Arab World, Middle East, and North Africa ] ] .


At a time when the oriental woman indulged herself behind secluded walls, and was deprived of her basic rights, Nazira Jumblat presided in palaces and social events and occupied a leading position in a male dominated, conservative and closed religious society. She played a significant role in Lebanese politics during an important period in Lebanese history.


* First Arab documentary released in theatre in Lebanon [ [ Lady of the Palace ] ]
* Primé au festival de Carthage- Mention spéciale [ [ Lady of the Palace ] ]


External links

* [ Official Webpage]
* [ Footage of the movie]

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