Jocelyne Saab

*1948, Beirut, Lebanon. Lives and works in Paris, France.

Journalist, war reporter, filmmaker, photographer and artist, Jocelyne Saab has directed more than 30 documentaries, as well as three feature films shown worldwide by French and European channels, NBC in the United States and NHK in Japan. She has shot films in Lebanon, Egypt, Iran, Sirya, Kurdistan, Ex-Spanish Sahara, and Vietnam.

film saab dollar a day

One dollar a day / France-Lebanon / 2016 / 6'34 / 16:9

In the Autumn of 2015 I went to the Bekaa Valley, near the Syrian border. The war in Syrian had been raging for 4 years. Over 500 000 people had already died. 6 millions people were now refugees. At the time I had no idea that this would become part of my own inexorable struggle, as my life slipped through my fingers… Was this a story about the sacred? The sacredness of human life? Over there, the overwhelming noise of fighting, here only deafening silence. – Jocelyne Saab