Jocelyne Saab

Date of death: Monday, 7 January 2019

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Known asJocelyn Saab

SpecialtyDirector - Journalist

Date of birth30 April 1948

Date of death 7 January 2019

Jocelyne Saab (30 April 1948 – 7 January 2019) was a journalist and film director from Lebanon. She is recognized as one of the pioneers of Lebanese cinema and "one of the country's most daring filmmakers"

Saab 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." She then became a television newsreader. Once the Lebanese Civil War broke out, Saab started working on documentary films. This marked her turn towards a more personal and essayistic mode of filmmaking as her country was torn apart by conflict. As a curator at Birkbeck, University of London noted: "These beautiful and moving films infuse their powerful documentary footage of daily life amid destruction and displacement with a poetic intensity that transcends the conflict and reaches beyond despair."

After the civil war, Saab continued to make a number of films, in both documentary and fiction.

Source: wikipedia

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