Tuesday, August 14, 2012


Shirin Abu Shaqra

Shirin Abu Shaqra obtained with honors her MFA at the Fresnoy National Studio for Contemporary Arts in France. Before entering the film making activities, Shirin obtained a masters in history (2004) and a Diplôme d’Études Approfondies (DEA) in political science (2006) in Saint Joseph University Beirut (USJ). She worked for eight years researching socio-cultural changes in Arab world at the Center for Modern Arab Studies (CEMAM – USJ). In parallel she worked on several archival projects amongst which managing the Ashkal Alwan plastic art association’s archives, the Arab Image Foundations library and research center, and developing projects around euro-Mediterranean music in the Anna Lindh Foundation (Alexandria). In 2006 she followed a documentary film making workshop at the Arab Film Institute in Amman and collaborated with artist and photographer Fouad Elkoury in his photographic journal “On war and Love” which was exhibited in 2007 at the Venice Biennale and published the same year at Editions Intervalles in Paris.


2013 Even Donkeys Have Remorse, Feature Film

2010 Conversations with Changes, Short Animated Film (12 min)

2009 Hold on my Glamorous, Documentary (34 min)

2009 Walking Distance, Short Animated Film (12 min)

2008 Baramil Sabra, Documentary (26 min)

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