Naja Al Ashkar
Chief Executive and Artistic Director
Founder of Nadi Lekol Elnas, Naja also acts as the Chief Executive and Artistic Director of the Organization. Throughout the year, Naja proactively worked on expanding the remit of the organization. From the stream of work focusing on restoration, digitization of old Levantine artworks Naja developed the organizations outreach program into different strands to reach ou the widest audience possible. He is also responsible on building partnership and expanding the network of NKN in the region and beyond.
Myriam Sassine majored in cinema studies at the Lebanese Academy of Fine Arts (ALBA) in 2005, and received her M.A. in cinema research in 2009. In 2012, she became an Associate Producer at Abbout Productions working on several features films. She produced Lebanon Factory (Opened the Director’s Fortnight-Cannes Film Festival 2017), the restoration of Ila Ayn? the first Lebanese auteur film, and many feature documentaries. Myriam is the COO of Schortcut Films, dedicated to coproducing international features and the Executive Director of Maskoon Fantastic Film Festival, the first fantastic film festival in the Middle East. Since 2005, Myriam joined Nadi Lekol Nas and acts today as the organization’s vice president. She planned and supervised several of the association’s endeavors such as film retrospectives, concerts, film restorations…etc.
Liana Kassir completed her Higher Education in Audiovisual Studies in Paris (2010), and wrote her final dissertation about Lebanese cinema during the war. Liana works as a screenwriter, director, curator, film club host, programmer at film festivals. As our Archives officer, she is in charge of the restoration, digitization and archive of films and acts as coordinator of the media library “Beit el Cinema”.
Hala Caroline AbouZaki
PR / Board Member
Hala Caroline Abou Zaki is an anthropologist. She received her PhD in Social Anthropology and Ethnology from the “Ecole des hautes études en sciences sociales” in Paris and obtained a diploma in cinema studies from the “Institut d’études scéniques et audiovisuelles” of Saint Joseph University in Beirut. Her research focuses on conflicts and migrations in the Middle East, and more specifically on Palestinian refugee camps in Lebanon, migrations from Syria to Lebanon and Palestinian and Syrian families’ dispersal in conflicts context. She is currently a postdoctoral researcher at the Oxford Brookes University. Hala is part of Nadi Lekol El Nas since 2008. She actively contributes to several of the association’s activities (film retrospectives, festivals…).
Flavia Juska Bechara
Born in 1985, Flavia Juska Bechara is a self-taught actress and photographer.Her curiosity never failed to push her to try all sorts of jobs in the film industry.After playing the lead role in two International multi-award winning feature films (The Kite 2004 & Adam`s Wall 2009), and in the Lebanese drama (Awake 2019), she recently aimed to discover her skills in photography and writing, which proved to be the ideal process to convey her emotions. Flavia is into film, poetry, music; she is also interested in every aspect of being alive, in every experience life offers and in every single breath her daughters inhale.
Media Ninja and Translator
Nisreen Massoud took a bachelor degree in Theatre at the Lebanese University, Faculty of Arts and Human Sciences. Alongside being a voice-over talent with over 20 years of experience in dubbing, and a drama teacher, she has been doing translation and time code services for Nadi Le Kol Nas since 2009: The Most Beautiful of All Mothers and All for the Fatherland by MAROUN BAGDADI, Lebanon War by PALESTINIAN CINEMA INSTITUTION and many more… Now, and alongside translation, Nisreen is a social media specialist at Nadi Le kol Nas, networking to promote and publish content on social media.