Jihane Chouaib

Jihane Chouaib was born in Beirut, Lebanon. Fleeing the civil war, her family settled in Mexico, where spent her childhood. During her teenage years, she traveled to France where she studied philosophy and discovered theater. She directed several short films, the first of which was SOUS MONLIT (Under my Bed), presented at the Critic’s Week during the Cannes Film Festival, in 2005. In 2012, she presented PAYS RÊVÉ (Dreamed Country) in France, a feature documentary showcasing the conditions of the Lebanese people through the perspectives of Lebanese immigrants. The film received rave reviews from the press and was described as a “concentrated dose of emotion” “a lovely and sensitive film describing life in exile in a global way” and a “poetic work statement”. As a screenwriter, Jihane worked on many films, including LES LUSTRALES by French director Lionel Delplanque, ÉTRANGÈRE by Lebanese director Danielle Arbid, and LÉA by French director Bruno Rolland.