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Areeb Zuaiter Adjunct Instructor School of Communication

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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”, is currently fulfilling its national and international film festival run.

Zuaiter led the Regional Training Department at the Royal Film Commission – Jordan. Her work with the Associated Press 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, Areeb 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 currently teaches Visual Literacy at American University.
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