Wissam Charaf

Wissam Charaf


Having grown up in Lebanon during the civil war might be seen as a curse. But in the end, we have witnessed a 17-year long horror movie. I would be distasteful to call this experience inspiring, however it does give you a few ideas...    


Wissam Charaf is a Franco-Lebanese director. From 2004 to 2016, Wissam Charaf directed shorts films such as HIZZ YA WIZZ (2004), AN ARMY OF ANTS (2007) and AFTER (2016) that screened in festivals including Locarno, Rotterdam and Clermont-Ferrand. In 2012, he directed his first documentary IT’S ALL LEBANON (2014, DIFF) awarded the Bronze Tanit for the Best Documentary at Carthage Film Festival. His first feature film HEAVEN SENT (2016), selected by ACID in Cannes, also won the Grand Prize at Tübingen Film festival among many awards. His film UNFORGETTABLE MEMORY OF A FRIEND (2018) won the Jury Award at Hiroshima International Film Festival.

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