Born in 1973, Wissam is a Lebanese/French director, cameraman and editor.

In 1998, he moved to Paris, France, where he began to work with the French/German network ARTE, as a news cameraman, editor and journalist. He has since covered major conflict areas ranging from Lebanon and the Near East to Darfour, Afghanistan, Haiti or North Korea and worked with programs such as ARTE Info, ARTE Reportages, Tracks, Metropolis.

He has directed 3 short films : « Hizz Ya Wizz », « A hero never dies », and « An army of ants ». This film competed in the Locarno Film Festival, and obtained the Jury prize in the Lunel Film Festival in France. He has also worked as an assistant director on films with Danielle Arbid as well as on music videos with French director Henri-Jean Debon for artists such as Noir Desir, Sinead O Connor, Asian Dub Foundation.

Today, he is directing « It's all in Lebanon» his first documentary and writing his first full-length feature film, « Back to the jungle».

Wissam Charaf

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