Program: Television and Film
Position: Assistant Professor
Courses taught: TVF 328 Filmmaking Principles, TVF 316 Script Writing
Dr. Sabine El Chamaa is a filmmaker. She received a Master of Fine Arts in Cinematic Arts, Film & TV Production from the University of Southern California (Los Angeles), and has worked as a film editor in the United States and in Europe before shifting her focus onto writing and directing her own projects. Amongst her films, Promenade received a Berlin Today Award grant and premiered at the Berlin Film Festival in 2009. Un Mardi won first prizes in Dubai film festival (2010) and at the Festival International de Namur 2011 (FIFF).
Questions around the representations of war in media and in film prompted her to pursue a practice-led doctorate at Goldsmiths University, London. She received a PhD in July 2014 for her thesis Picturing Live War: a research practice in an installation and a text.
Her academic and film interests are currently centered on the interconnectedness and intersections of filmic, media, and artistic (such as dance and painting) representations