Ziad Doueiri

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Ziad Doueiri
Born Lebanon
Nationality Lebanese
Occupation film director and writer
Years active 1990–present
Known for Director of West Beirut

Ziad Doueiri (Arabic: زياد دويري ‎‎) is a Lebanese-born cinematographer, film director and writer. He is best known for his award-winning film West Beirut.


Doueiri first gained notice from his work under Quentin Tarantino as camera assistant for movies that include Jackie Brown, From Dusk Till Dawn, Pulp Fiction, and Reservoir Dogs.[1]

Doueiri worked between Los Angeles and Beirut until not long after September 2011, after which he returned to work from Beirut.


Film name Year Genre Role Remarks
West Beirut 1998 Drama Director, writer Won the Prix François Chalais at the Directors' fortnight of the Cannes Film Festival in 1998.
Lila Says 2004 Drama Director, writer
Sleeper Cell 2005 Terror series Director Episode "Immigrant"
The Attack 2012 Drama, political thriller Director, writer An Arab surgeon in Tel Aviv discovers something about his wife after a suicide bombing; based on a novel by Yasmina Khadra[1]
Affaire Étrangère (Foreign Affairs) 2013 Drama, political thriller Director, writer Centers on a retired French diplomat (Gérard Depardieu), secretly sent by the Americans to negotiate an Israeli-Palestinian agreement[2]
Republican Gangsters 2016 Political drama Director TV Series (8 Episodes)
Nominated - ACS Award for Best Director


Doueiri's brother Rami starred in West Beirut.

Doueiri has expressed opposition to boycotts of Israel, and in 2013 defended his decision to shoot a film in Israel featuring Israeli actors.[3]


  1. ^ a b "Ziad Doueiri". Internet Movie Database. Retrieved 21 June 2012. 
  2. ^ "Tessalit involved in 'Affaire'". Variety. May 19, 2012. Retrieved 21 June 2012. 
  3. ^ Lebanese Film Director Ziad Doueiri Defends Visit to Israel: Boycott Harms Us, Not Israel, MEMRITV, Clip No. 3862, May 24, 2013.

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