Carol Mansour

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Personal information

Title: 
Film Director, Producer

Contact information (private)

Postbox: 
113-5203
Address: 
Hamra
City: 
Beirut
Country: 
Lebanon
Fax: 
961 1 354451
Mobile phone: 
961 3 420432
Personal email address: 
cmansour@fwdprod.com

Contact information (work)

Organization/Institution: 
Forward Film Production
Postbox: 
113-5203
Address: 
Ola Bldg., Hamra Str., 3rd floor
City: 
Beirut
Country: 
Lebanon
Landline: 
961 1 354451
Fax: 
961 1 354451
Mobile phone: 
961 3 420432
Work email address: 
cmansour@fwdprod.com

Social Media

Education

Independent studies in Editing, Script writing, and Filming, 1991.
Bachelor's degree, Sports Medicine-Psychology, 1984, Concordia University, Canada.

Areas of Expertise

Directing, Editing, and Producing Films
Script Writing
Languages: 
Arabic
French
English

Work history

Founder, Manager, Director and Producer, 2000 - present, Forward Film Production.

Editor, Director, Producer, 1992 - 1999, Future Television.

Productions

Publications highlights: 

Feature-length Documentary films:

  • Mansour, C. (Director). (2014). La sabil ila al-'awda al-'an, ya sadiqi [we cannot go there now, my dear]. [Documentary]. Beirut: Forward Film Production & Heinrich Boll Stiftung Middle East. (42 minutes; highlighting the double-refugee experience of Palestinians from Syria).
  • Mansour, C. (Director). (2013). Nihna mou heik [not Who we are]. [Documentary]. Beirut: Forward Film Production & Heinrich Boll Stiftung Middle East. (71 minutes; highlighting the plight of Syrian refugee women in Lebanon).
  • Mansour, C. (Director). (2012). Badna naaref [we want to know]. [Documentary]. Beirut: Forward Film Production & the International Center for Transitional Justice. (42 minutes; exploring the memory of the Lebanese civil war).
  • Mansour, C. (Director). (2011). Keef halak [where do I begin]. [Documentary]. Beirut: Forward Film Production & Medecins Sans Frontiere. (36 minutes; examining mental health issues and services in Lebanon).
  • Mansour, C. (Director). (2011). Kulluna lil watan [All for the nation]. [Documentary]. Beirut: Forward Film Production & Collective for Research and Training on Development - Action. (52 minutes; examining the inability of Lebanese women to give the nationality to spouses and children).
  • Mansour, C. (Director). (2010). I come from a beautiful place [Documentary]. Beirut: Forward Film Production & UNHCR. (33 minutes; highlighting Iraqi and Sudanese refugees in Lebanon).
  • Mansour, C. (Director). (2009). Voices from Yemen [Documentary]. Beirut: Forward Film Production & Ministry of Labor in Yemen. (30 minutes; highlighting the challenges facing Yemeni working women).
  • Mansour, C. (Director). (2008). Maid in Lebanon 2: Voices from home [Documentary]. Beirut: Forward Film Production & International Labor Organization. (40 minutes; Highlighting the connection of female migrant domestic workers with their home countries).
  • Mansour, C. (Director). (2007). A summer not to forget [Documentary]. Beirut: Forward Film Production. (27 minutes; a chronicle of the Israeli war on Lebanon in 2006).
  • Mansour, C. (Director). (2006). Invisible children [Documentary]. Beirut: Forward Film Production & International Labor Organization. (26 minutes; Child Labor)
  • Mansour, C. (Director). (2006). 100% Asphalt [Documentary]. Beirut: Forward Film Production. (26 minutes; Street Children of Cairo).
  • Mansour, C. (Director). (2005). Maid in Lebanon [Documentary]. Beirut: Forward Film Production & Caritas. (27 minutes; Highlighting the plight of female migrant domestic workers).
Major achievements: 
  • Founder and owner of Forward Film Production.
  • 12 documentaries covering various issues related to social justice and human rights.
  • Director of several short films, TV spots, and Promotions for various NGOs, INGOs, academic institutions, and private sector institutions.

Awards and Distinctions

Best Documentary for Not Who We Are, Rated SR: Socially Relevant Film Festival, New York, USA, 2014

Jury’s Special Mention for Not Who We Are, Festival International du Film Oriental de Genève, Switzerland, 2014

Jury’s Award for A summer not to forget, Sole Luna Film Festival – Palermo, Italy, 2009.

Best short documentary award for A summer not to forget, International Film Festival, New Zeeland, 2007.

Best short documentary for 100% asphalt, Down Under Documentary Festival, Australia, 2001.

Jury’s Award for 100% asphalt, Institut du Monde Arabe (IMA), Rotterdam, 2000.

Best documentary for 100% asphalt , Arab film festival, Rotterdam.