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Jocelyn Saab


She was born and raised in Beirut, Lebanon. Her first job was hosting a pop music program on the national Lebanese radio station called "Marsipulami got blue eyes." Then she became a television newsreader. Once civil war broke out in Lebanon, Saab started working on documentary films. That led to a job as second unit director for "Circle of Deceit... See full bio »

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Dunia
Dunia Director
(2005)
What's Going On?
What's Going On? Director
(2009)

Filmography

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 2005 Dunia
 1996 La Dame de Saïgon (TV Movie documentary)
 1983 Beyrouth, Ma Ville (Documentary short)
 1979 A Letter from Beirut (Documentary)
 1978 Egypt City of the Dead (Documentary short)
 1976 Beirut Is No Longer Never (Documentary short)
 1976 For a Bit of Life (Documentary short)
 1976 War Children (Documentary short)
 1975 A Personal Drawing of a French Mercenary (Documentary short)
 1975 Lebanon in a Whirlwind (Documentary)
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Personal Quote:

My excitement was beyond words. I was being fought by everyone for daring to dream and realizing this film, and all of a sudden, the best thing that could ever happen to me, happened - professional recognition by the beacon festival of independent cinema[Sundance Film Festival]. See more »

Trivia:

She has directed about 20 documentary films shown worldwide. All her films, except "Suspended life," were written by her. She has filmed all over the world, such as Lebanon, Egypt, Iran, Kurdistan, Ex-Spanish Sahara, and Vietnam. See more »

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