Jihane Chouaib

Jihane Chouaib

Lebanon

Jihane Chouaib was born in Beirut just before the Lebanese Civil War, and spent her childhood in Mexico. She studied Philosophy and Theatre in France. Chouaib has directed five short films, including the critically acclaimed FROM UNDER LY BED (2005), which was presented at the Semaine de la critique at the Festival de Cannes. In 2012, her feature documentary DREAM COUNTRY was released in France. It was hailed in the press as “intensely emotional”, “a beautiful and sensitive film with universal testimonies about exile” and “a poetic manifesto”. GO HOME is her latest film.