Susan Youssef

Susan Youssef is the writer-director of two dramatic features, a documentary, and seven shorts. Her latest film is Marjoun and the Flying Headscarf, which is currently in consideration for nomination for the Academy Awards. Her work has played at film festivals such as Venice, Toronto and Sundance, and have been programmed in museums including the Tate Modern, New Museum, and Museum of Modern Art in New York. She is a Fulbright Fellow, Princess Grace Award Winner, Poynter Fellow, and 21st Century Fox Director Fellow. Prior to filmmaking, she was a schoolteacher and journalist in Beirut.

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RT @ThatKevinSmith: Back in 1994, I took my first flick to Sundance to sell it. Now in 2021, I’m taking my new flick to CRYPTO to sell it!…

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Talks

The Road to Triumph: Civil Rights and Marjoun and the Flying Headscarf

By Susan Youssef | March 5, 2021

The Road to Triumph: Civil Rights and Marjoun and the Flying Headscarf

As Marjoun and the Flying Headscarf vies for Oscar contention, director Susan Youssef charts how Islamophobia has impacted her creative career.