Born in Lebanon, Jocelyne Saab was a director, writer, documentary filmmaker and photographer. The Lebanese Civil War threw the one-time television presenter and newsreader onto the front line as a war reporter. In 1975 she made her first feature-length documentary, the award-winning Lebanon in Turmoil, going on to make many critically acclaimed documentaries, filming in Lebanon, the Spanish Sahara, Egypt, Iran, Vietnam and Kurdistan. Her feature film debut Suspended Life (1985), shot in Beirut during the Civil War, was selected for Cannes. Award winning Dunia (2006), selected for Sundance, was her second feature.

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