Skip to content Skip to navigation

The Insult

February 19, 2019 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm
Oshman Hall

In today’s Beirut, a civilian dispute blown out of proportion finds Tony (Adel Karam), a Lebanese Christian, and Yasser (Kamel El Basha), a Palestinian refugee, facing off in court. As the media circus surrounding the case threatens a social explosion in divided Lebanon, Tony and Yasser reconsider their values and beliefs as revelations of trauma complicate their understanding of one another.  "The Insult" is directed by Ziad Doueiri. Runtime is 1h52m and will be followed by a conversation with Kamel El Basha who plays Yasser in the film.Kamel El Basha won the Best Actor award for The Insult at the 74th Venice Film Festival, where the film premiered in August, 2017. Prior to that, actor/director/playwright El Basha served as the artistic director of the Palestinian National Theater in East Jerusalem from 2007 to 2011.

Event Sponsor: 
Stanford Arts, Abbasi Program in Islamic Studies, Stanford Department of Theater & Performance Studies , Center for Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity
Contact Email:
Contact Phone: