Lebanese Composer And Director Just Won BAFTA Award In London!

Diana E.

The Lebanese musician, composer, and director Firas Abou Fakher, who used to be a part of Mashrou’ Leila, won a BAFTA (British Academy of Film and Television Arts) award for his music in the BBC documentary “The Shamima Begum Story.”

 

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The documentary delves into the controversial journey of Shamima Begum, a British teenager who joined ISIS in Syria at 15 years old.

Directed by Joshua Baker and produced by Sara Obeidat, the film has garnered attention for exploring Begum’s story and the debates surrounding her legal status.

Despite the win, Firas remained grounded, taking to his Instagram post to highlight Begum’s continued plight in a Syrian camp, unable to return to the UK.

His win also brings attention to important social and political issues depicted in “The Shamima Begum Story.”

 

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