Dima Al-Joundi was born in Beirut and graduated from the Cinema Institute in Brussels (INSAS). She moved to Paris in 1995 where she continued directing documentaries for a while before leaving for Sri Lanka. In Sri Lanka, Dima worked as a producer/director for Young Asia TV and specialized in media related to development & humanitarian.
In 1998, she returned to Lebanon and established Crystal Films, a film production & distribution company, and the pioneer of the first Europa cinema theatre in the MEA region. In addition, it has distributed more than 25 Euro-Mediterranean films in the region with her Belgian partner Cineart-Belgium & JLA sales agent-France.
In 2005, Dima directed and co-produced Maid for Sale with RTBF TV-Belgium and FR3-France. It was broadcasted on Al Jazeera Intl, Belgian TV, FR3, etc. Since 2006, she is the vice-president of APIMED (Association of Mediterranean Independent Producers). Dima also established the Medimed Doc Market in Spain.
1. International Association of Independent Producers of the Mediterranean: Interview with Dima Al Joundi
2. Related blog posts
Watch Dima Al-Joundi documentary online:
Maid for Sale – Dima Al-Joundi
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- Sri Lankan women used to be the largest single group of foreign domestic workers in Lebanon. This film chronicles three women and their stories that intertwine charged with hope and despair.