This 16 minute documentary film is used in educational and academic settings, high schools, colleges, universities, or local communities, with organizations or center for studies. (Original version is English. Also available with French and Arabic subtitles.)

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  • Political Science
  • Middle East Studies
  • International Relations
  • International development or social justice
  • Women’s studies, women’s rights

Distributor: Aflama, LLC. Copyrights 2014

Madame Parliamentarian has been acquired by universities such as:
Pace University, University of Washington, Duke University, Cornell University, Georgetown University, University of Houston, and others.

Educational price for U.S. and Canada:

  • Universities/Colleges/Museums
  • Need to send a purchase order (high schools and public libraries)? Contact us.

Public Performance Rights: Purchase of the media format includes public performance rights which allow educational institutions to exhibit the film to groups of 50 or fewer individuals where admission is not charged. The term of the public performance license is for the life of the media format.

  • Public Screening and Speaking fees apply to non profit organizations, think tanks and research centers.

please contact us if you intend to charge admission, expect an audience over 50, or publicly advertise the screening.


“Rouane Itani’s short documentary, Madame Parliamentarian gives us some excellent insights into the Lebanese political system especially as it concerns the status of women in politics.”
Professor Joan Katen, Peace and Justice Studies, Pace University

“Rouane Itani’s Madame Parliamentarian is a must for anyone interested in women’s issues in the Middle East and in Lebanon in particular. Beautifully shot and edited, Itani packs a lot into her short documentary. I now have a good understanding that Lebanon, despite its reputation as one of the most progressive countries in the Arab world with a thriving democratic culture, has yet to embrace women in political life. Itani helps us understand that the reasons include women’s apathy, religious sectarianism, a patriarchal social structure, and women’s limited access to funding. A possible solution is a controversial quota for women, a program which is not uncommon in other mid-Eastern countries. Madame Parliamentarian deserves a home on the shelves of many universities.”
Rev. Ellin Jimmerson, Ph.D., historian, activist, film maker

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