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Director of Photography | MURIEL ABOULROUSS

Muriel Aboulrouss, an award-winning cinematographer from Beirut Lebanon, is the first woman to actually work as a cinematographer in the Arab World. Her numerous cinematography credits include also award winning documentaries: “The oil spill” and “Lesson in History”, bothby Hady Zaccak; She also won “Best cinematography” at the Arab Screen International Awards for “The shower”, a short film by Michel Kamoun, with whom she also shot his first feature film: Falafel (best film at Namur film festival 2006).

Muriel has been working for the past 10 years very selectively on documentaries and films following her passion, exercising the art of making films. She shot another Lebanese feature film “Stray Bullet” a drama from the 70’s a tale beautifully told by Georges Hashem, also recently she has contributed to the biographical documentary of Mahmoud Kaabour featuring his grand mother “Teta Alf Marra”. Stray Bullet won Best cinematography at Namur film festival and Best Arabfilm at Dubai film festival (2010) while Teta Alf Marra snatched the audience award for best documentary at Doha Tribecca film festival, Docs Box Damascus festival (2010-2011) and in London international film festival.

Muriel is also the cinematographer for Shankaboot, the first Arab webseries produced by the BBC trust fund and Batouta films, Shankaboot won Reflet d’Or for best webseries fiction at Geneva film festival 2010 and again won the digital Emmy award in 2011.

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