Olga Nakkas was born in Mersin, Turkey to a Turkish mother and Lebanese father. Nakkas was raised in Beirut, where the family relocated in 1958. After studying Arabic literature and journalism in Paris, Nakkas worked as an assistant director and producer for the BBC in London, the French television station Canal Plus, and in Lebanon. She has also coproduced her own films through her company Les Films de L’Odyssées. She has also been an executive producer at Article Z, a documentary film company based in Paris. Nakkas has lived in Paris and Rome but returned to Beirut after the end of the civil war. (07/12)
Lebanon: Bits and Pieces
A film by Olga Nakkas, 1994, 60 min., Color
LEBANON: BITS AND PIECES is an exquisitely beautiful and profoundly moving exploration of the myths and realities of present-day Lebanon, as reflected...
Mother, Lebanon & Me
A Film by Olga Nakkas, 2009, 70 min., Color
A visually striking meditation on loss and a perceptive political critique, this deeply personal work has two subjects: filmmaker Olga Nakkas’ ailing ...
Women of Turkey: Between Islam and Secularism
A Film by Olga Nakkas, 2006, 52 min., Color
In this thought-provoking documentary, veiled and unveiled women explore relationships between Islam and secularism in present-day Turkey, where milli...