Nagham Abboud grew up in Beirut, Lebanon, ten time zones and a world away from Hollywood. In the early nineties, the country was recovering from a civil war.
Power outages and bullet holes in building facades were common. Still,
“I remember waking up at four in the morning just to watch the Oscars.I remember practicing my own acceptance speech in front of the mirror.”
Nagham already knew that she wanted to become a filmmaker.
“I used to watch The Sound of Music and Peter Pan over and over till I knew them by heart.”