This short biographical sketch of the late Lebanese filmmaker Jean Chamoun (1942–2017) describes a rich trajectory, from early work at the Palestinian Cinema Institute to the documentation of the struggles of ordinary people throughout the Lebanese war years (1975–91). Chamoun's marriage to Palestinian filmmaker Mai Masri, his popular wartime radio show, his contribution to Beirut's progressive cultural scene, and his genuine, caring, lively personality are all recalled in this touching remembrance.
Jean Chamoun (1942–2017): Lebanese Filmmaker and Champion of the Palestinian Cause
Laurie King is associate teaching professor of cultural anthropology at Georgetown University. Her research has focused on Palestinian citizens of Israel, Palestinian refugees in Lebanon, urban studies, human rights, and international humanitarian law. She lived and worked in Beirut from 1993–98. King was editor in chief of Middle East Report from 1998–2000, and served as managing editor for JPS from 2007–9.
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Laurie King; Jean Chamoun (1942–2017): Lebanese Filmmaker and Champion of the Palestinian Cause. Journal of Palestine Studies 1 February 2018; 47 (2): 77–79. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/jps.2018.47.2.77
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