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film-maker Simon El Habre


Born in Beirut in 1975, he obtained his Diploma in Directing ALBA (Beirut) in 1998 and graduated from Femis (Paris) in Film and Video Editing in 2000. He teaches Film editing and directing at Lebanese Universities.
Simon El Habre has built a strong reputation in Lebanon and the Middle East as an editor and director. He has edited many award-winning films. In 2008 he directed his first full-length documentary, “The One Man Village”. The movie was highly acclaimed by festivals, press and audiences internationally and received many awards among them the Best International Feature award at HotDocs 2009. In 2011, he directed his second full-length documentary, “Gate #5”. The movie also participated in many Arab and international film festival. “Re-destruction” documentary is his latest film, released in Autumn 2021.
Simon is also a member of the cultural association for the development of Arab cinema, Beirut DC.

2021   Re-Destruction, Director/Editor (41 min)
2011   Gate #5, Director, Documentary (82 min)
2011   Planet of Snail, Editor, Documentary (Korea), Best Feature Documentary, IDFA (70’)
2010   Stray Bullet, Editor, Feature film (75 min)
2009   Once Again, Editor, Feature film (96 min)
          1958, Editor, Documentary (66 min)
2008   The One Man Village, Director, Documentary (86 min)
2007   Posthumus, Editor, Experimental video (28 min)
2005   Abu Khalil, Editor, Documentary (90 min)



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