Ziad Doueiri زياد دويري

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A Lebanese director, cinematographer, and writer, born in Beirut in 1963. Ziad Doueiri grew up during the civil war, where he shot his personal films with an 8mm camera. He traveled at the age of twenty to study in America, graduating in 1986 from the University of San Diego with...Read more a degree in cinema. He worked as a camera assistant and as a cinematographer in Los Angeles from 1987 to 1997 on several films, including three by Quentin Tarantino. In 1998, Ziad Doueiri wrote and directed his first feature film West Beirut, which garnered wide fame and praise from critics, as well as many awards in festivals around the world, followed by the film Lila dit ça, which was shown at the Sundance Festival. Doueiri directed his film The Attack (2012), which sparked controversy and was banned from showing in Lebanon and most Arab countries because of the scenes he filmed in Tel Aviv. His other notable work includes the film The Insult (2017).


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  • A Lebanese director, cinematographer, and writer, born in Beirut in 1963. Ziad Doueiri grew up during the civil war, where he shot his personal films with an 8mm camera. He...Read more traveled at the age of twenty to study in America, graduating in 1986 from the University of San Diego with a degree in cinema. He worked as a camera assistant and as a cinematographer in Los Angeles from 1987 to 1997 on several films, including three by Quentin Tarantino. In 1998, Ziad Doueiri wrote and directed his first feature film West Beirut, which garnered wide fame and praise from critics, as well as many awards in festivals around the world, followed by the film Lila dit ça, which was shown at the Sundance Festival. Doueiri directed his film The Attack (2012), which sparked controversy and was banned from showing in Lebanon and most Arab countries because of the scenes he filmed in Tel Aviv. His other notable work includes the film The Insult (2017).

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