Farah Elattar 4 posts
Farah joined the FF2 Media team in January of 2018. She currently works in Business Development for a Private Equity firm in Los Angeles. Farah graduated from Rutgers in 2019, earning a degree in Philosophy with a minor in Women & Gender Studies. She earned her Master's in Financial Analysis in January 2023. As an Egyptian woman, she sees film as a very important medium, through which the voices of the silent can be expressed. She believes that film can, and will, play an important role in changing global perspectives on often ignored or silenced issues. In her free time, Farah enjoys working out, exploring Los Angeles with her partner and their dogs, and keeping up with all things pop culture.

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‘Under The Sky Of Damascus’ Examines Syria’s Gender Dynamics

It was 10 AM in Los Angeles when I arrived at the screening for Under the Sky of Damascus, a documentary directed by Heba Khaled, Talal Derki, and Ali Wajeeh. I went into the theater not knowing what to expect, and came out feeling like I just watched a very familiar glimpse of life in the Middle East post-Arab Spring.… read more.


Intern Farah Elattar – FF2 Media

As an intern at FF2 Media, since January of 2018, I watch films written and/or directed by women every week and write reviews about them.

Farah’s Athena ’18: “A life-altering experience..!”

Born and raised in Egypt, a country that only recently started valuing its independent art, I had never been to a film festival before attending Athena in 2018. After taking the time to reflect on my three-day experience at Athena, I can confidently say that I was far from disappointed.

Joelle Touma: Spotlight on Oscar-Nominated Lebanese Screenwriter

Though The Insult is now an Oscar-nominated film – a first for Lebanon – it seems that the mainstream media is focusing primarily on Ziad Doueiri (the director) and his contributions to the film, making for another case where the female filmmaker is left in shadows and receives no recognition for the work she put in.