My name is Joey Ayoub and I am a Lebanese researcher and writer currently doing my PhD on temporality in postwar Lebanese cinema at the University of Zurich (2020 – , via University of Edinburgh 2017-2019).


I will try my best to explain why selected films from Lebanon matter, not just for those interested in Lebanon and the Middle East/Western Asia but those curious about what cinema reveals about our societies.


I will be speaking with Lebanese directors and actors as well as researchers who have studied Lebanese cinema.


I will be compiling lists of all kinds: selected films, related books, interesting articles, and so on.

The primary photo used on this website comes from Ely Dagher’s 2015 short film Waves ’98.