School of Communication
MA in Film and Video - American University
BA in Communication; Radio, TV and Film - Lebanese American University
BA in Interior Architecture - Lebanese American University
Areeb Zuaiter is a visual storyteller who is passionate about filmmaking, storytelling and supporting rising filmmakers. Her creative work focuses on art, culture, identity and social issues with a particular attention to the Middle East and North Africa.
As a director, Zuaiter’s shorts were nominated in festivals around the world such as Annecy International Animated Film Festival in France and Aichi Friendship Film Festival in Japan. Her thesis documentary was nominated for Sony’s Outstanding Thesis Award through AU’s Visions Awards. Her 16mm short, “Stained”, won the Jury Prize at the European Film Festival in Lebanon. Her latest documentary, “Colors of Resistance”, has been touring festivals around the world and was awarded in Colorado International Activism Film Festival, Spotlight Documentary Film Awards and London independent Film Awards.
Zuaiter’s most recent professional experience includes leading the Regional Training Department at the Royal Film Commission – Jordan. She worked with the Associated Press in an opportunity that exposed her to the latest technologies in production and broadcasting. She spent a year at the National Museum of American History as a Film and Video Fellow where she produced some of the Museum’s key film projects.
Since 2016, Zuaiter had been on the evaluation committee of some of the most competitive programs that cater for the Middle East and North Africa. Those programs include Rawi Screenwriters Lab - the Arab version of Sundance Screenwriters Lab, the Film Prize of the Robert Bosch and Med Film Factory.
Zuaiter is currently fulfilling her passion in supporting rising voices through teaching at American University.