MURIEL ABOULROUSS is an award-winning cinematographer from Beirut Lebanon, and the first woman to actually work as a cinematographer in the Arab World. Her numerous cinematography credits include award-winning documentaries such as ‘The oil spill’, ‘Lesson in History’, and ‘Marcedes’; all directed by Hady Zaccak and ‘Teta Alf Marra’, biographical documentary by Mahmoud Kaabour featuring his grandmother.
She won “Best cinematography” at the Arab Screen International Awards for “The shower”, short film by Michel Kamoun. She also shot his first feature film ‘Falafel’ (Best Film at Namur film festival 2006).
In 2009, she shot her 3rd feature film ‘Stray Bullet’, by Lebanese Director Georges Hashem.
Stray Bullet won Best cinematography at Namur film festival and Best Arab film at Dubai film festival (2010) while Teta Alf Marra snatched the audience award for best documentary at Doha Tribecca film festival, Docs Box Damascus festival (2010-2011) and in London International Film Festival.
Muriel also shot Shankaboot, the first Arab web series produced by the BBC trust fund and Batouta films. Shankaboot won Reflet d’Or for best web series fiction at Geneva Film Festival 2010 and again won the digital Emmy award in 2011.
Name: Muriel aboulrouss
Lives in: Beirut, Lebanon