Myriam Sassine received her degree in Film Studies in 2005 and a Master's degree in Film Research in 2009. From 2005 to 2010, she was the editor of numerous reality shows. In 2009, she directed a documentary The Palestinian Cause in Lebanese Cinema and a video No Connection in 2006, selected at the Tribeca Film Festival in 2007, and distributed via ArteEast in several festivals and art galleries in the United States, and around the world. In 2012, she became associate producer at Abbout Productions on several films including The Valley by Ghassan Salhab (TIFF 2014/Berlinale Forum 2015) and Tramontane by Vatche Boulghourjian (Critics Week - Cannes 2016). In 2017, she produced Lebanon Factory which opened the Directors' Fortnight in Cannes. Myriam also produces feature documentaries including e muet by Corine Shawi (FidMarseille 2013/ KVIFF 2015), Trêve by Myriam El Hajj (Visions du Réel- Nyon/ Entrevues Belfort 2015), Panoptic by Rana Eid (Locarno Film Festival 2017), Un Certain Nasser by Badih Massaad and Antoine Waked (Festival Lumière/Cinemed 2017). She became the Director of Operations of Schortcut Films in 2016, a company dedicated to financing and co-producing international films and co-founded the first fantasy festival in the Arab world Maskoon Fantastic Film Festival whose first edition took place in Beirut in September 2016.

Mon royaume pour un passeport

Reef, 27, Lebanese, speaks four languages and works as an interpreter in Beirut. Yet she hates this city and even more, this country, where no glimmer of hope appears. Trying in vain to leave her country, Reef decides to find a husband of foreign nationality to finally obtain the passport that will allow her to live in one of the countries she so covets.


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