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TEDxBeirut - Katia Saleh - Beyond the cedar tree and the Lebanese cuisine

Katia SalehProducer / DirectorFounder of Batoota Filmswww.shankaboot.comFacebook: katia.salehKatia Saleh, Producer of 'Shankaboot', the world's first Arabic web drama series and the winner of the 2011 International Digital Emmy Award? and the 2010 Reflet D'Or at Geneva's Cinema Tous Ecrans. She is the founder and director of Batoota Films, a leading Beirut-based production company specializing in web-based content. Not only is it the only organization in the region to have a track record in online drama but Batoota Films has also a unique portfolio in TV and documentary productions.Katia moved back to Beirut in 2009 after 10 years of producing documentaries in London primarily for Channel 4, Al Jazeera English and BBC World Service. She has previously produced and directed award-winning documentaries; 'Beirut: All Flights Cancelled' (2006) filmed for Al Jazeera English during the 2006 war in Lebanon, won Best Documentary at the Palermo Documentary Festival in Italy and 'Ashura: Blood and Beauty' (2005) won Outstanding Short Film at the San Francisco Arab Film Festival and the 2007 Noor Award. Katia's other credits in the UK include Channel 4 documentaries, 'Iraq: Women's Stories' (2006), Jon Snow's 'Iraq: The Hidden Story' (2005), 'Return to Basra'(2003) and the ITV four-part documentary series 'Inside Saddam's Iraq' (2003).Katia has Masters degrees in Documentary Studies from the University of London and in Film and TV Production from the University of Bristol.About TEDxIn the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)
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