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Jocelyn Saab (1948–2019)

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 »


(age 70) in Paris, France

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 2019 A Letter from Beirut (Documentary)
 2016 Un Dollar par Jour (Documentary short)
 2005 Dunia
 1996 La Dame de Saïgon (TV Movie documentary)
 1985 Adolescente, sucre d'amour (Writer, Director, Producer)
 1983 Beirut My City (Documentary short)
 1982 Le Bateau de l'exil (Documentary short)
 1980 Iran, Utopia in the Making (Documentary)
 1979 Beirut Is No Longer Never (Documentary short)
 1978 Egypt City of the Dead (Documentary short)
 1977 Le Sahara n'est pas à vendre (Documentary)
 1976 Children of War (Documentary short) (produced & directed by)
 1976 For a Bit of Life (Documentary short)
 1975 A Personal Drawing of a French Mercenary (Documentary short)
 1975 Lebanon in a Whirlwind (Documentary)
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We have to dare to do what the film is doing now. If we hide and switch ourselves off because we do not want to be slapped, we will not be able to express who we are and what our heritage is. Westerners look at us in a disgusting way, we need to fix this. See more »


Showing a video installation at the National Museum of Singapore on March 27, 2007. Entitled "Missing in words," its subject matter is war. See more »

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