Weam Namou is the Executive Director of the Chaldean Cultural Center, which houses the first and only Chaldean Museum in the world. She’s an Eric Hoffer Award-winning author of 15 books.
Recently, Namou produced and directed the independent film “Pomegranate,” which follows the family dynamics within Middle Eastern culture, with a focus on religion, faith and being a woman trying to figure out life in America. “Pomegranate” will be the first Iraqi-American narrative film led by a creative team from the community being portrayed, specifically a female writer/director and female leading cast. The independent film has already won several awards, including Best Feature Film Directed by a Woman at the New York International Women Festival.
Namou joined CultureShift to discuss the film and life as a woman living through religious and cultural traditions.
Listen: “Pomegranate” is the first Iraqi-American narrative film of its kind
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