Ziad Doueiri

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West Beirut

Beirut, April 13, 1975 : first official day of the Lebanese Civil War. The passengers of a Palestinian bus are massacred by the militia in front of Tarek and Omar, two teenagers from West Beirut. However, Tarek and Omar, determined to make the most of their (...)


Ziad Doueiri was born in Lebanon and studied filmmaking in the United States. He has made several short Super 8 and 16mm films and worked as an assistant cameraman on several features directed by Quentin Tarantino. His first feature as a director, West Beirut (98), played at the 1998 Toronto Festival, where it shared the FIPRESCI International Critics Award. Lila dit ça (04) is his second feature.