Bagdadi, Maroun
(Maroun Baghdadi / Janu­ary 21, 1950, Beyrouth, Lebanon-December II, 1993, Beyrouth, Lebanon)
   After completing his studies at Saint-Joseph des Jé­suites University of Beyrouth and at the Sorbonne (political science), he enrolled in IDHEC. He shot his first documentaries in Lebanon before working at Zoetrope Studios as trainee assistant director (1981 One From the Heart, Francis Ford Coppola, USA). He appeared as himself in a couple of documentaries (1982 Chambre 666 / Room 666, Wim Wenders, France / West Germany; 2006 Humbert Balsan, Pro­ducteur rebelle, archive footage, Anne Andreu). He accidentally died in Lebanon (he fell off an elevator after the early opening of the doors).
 Filmography
        ◘ Beyrouth ya Beyrouth / Beirut Oh Beirout (documentary; Lebanon)
        ◘ The Majority Is Standing Strong (documentary; Lebanon)
        ◘ Kafarkala (documentary; Lebanon)
        ◘ The South Is Fine, How About You? (documentary; Lebanon)
        ◘ Greetings to Kamal Jumblat (documentary; Lebanon)
        ◘ Ninety (documentary; Lebanon)
        ◘ The Most Beautiful of All Mothers (documentary; Lebanon)
1979 ◘ The Martyr (documentary; Lebanon)
        ◘ The Story of a Village and a War (documentary; Lebanon)
        ◘ We Are All for the Fatherland (documentary; Lebanon)
1980 ◘ The Procession (documentary; Lebanon)
        ◘ Whispers (documentary; Lebanon)
1982 ◘ Les Petites Guerres / Al Houroub al Saghira (also screenwriter, dialogist, producer; Lebanon)
1987 ◘ L'Homme voilé (also screenwriter)
        ◘ Hors la Vie / La vita sospesa (also screenwriter; France / Italy / Belgium)
        ◘ La Fille de l'Air (also screenwriter)
 Television Filmography
        ◘ The Land of Honey and Incense (documentary; Lebanon)
        ◘ Médecins des Hommes (episode "Liban, le Pays du Miel et de l'Encens"; also co-screenwriter, co-dialogist)
        ◘ Les Jupons de la Révolution (episode "Marat")
        ◘ Les Cadavres exquis de Patricia Highsmith (epi­sode "L'Epouvantail")

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