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Ziad Doueiri Poster

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Born in Lebanon

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Ziad Doueiri (born in 1963) is a Lebanese-born cinematographer, film director and writer. He is best known for his award winning film West Beirut. At the age of 18, during the Lebanese civil war, Ziad leaves Lebanon to study in the US. He now lives in France and works in Europe and the US. Doueiri first gained notice from his work under Quentin Tarantino as camera assistant for movies that include Jackie Brown (film), From Dusk Till Dawn, Pulp Fiction, and Reservoir Dogs. Doueiri worked between Los Angeles and Beirut until not long after September 11, 2011, after which he returned to work from Beirut.

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Brother of Rami Doueiri. He directed him in the movie West Beirut (1998)
I wasn't trained as a writer-director. And the projects I write are difficult to finish.
I was born in Lebanon and emigrated to the U.S. and went back. I'd been raised in a French school in Beirut. Lebanon is a peculiar place, so bi-cultural it goes along with you. There is a Western influence, an Eastern influence. Most people are fluctuating between those identities.
I graduated from UC San Diego, wanted to work in film to get my hands-on real experience, did music videos, TV, feature films, all kinds of stuff.

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