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Bahij Hojeij

Biography

Filmmaker and documentary director Bahij Hojeij has produced some of Lebanon’s finest fiction and non-fiction films. Formerly a student of philosophy and theater, Hojeij went on to study cinema in France at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure Louis Lumière- Université Paris 8.

Since then, Bahij’s career in cinema has spanned the academic and the entrepreneurial, from his tenure as a professor of cinema at l’Académie Libanaise des Beaux-Arts to founding his own production company in 1995.

The full range of Hojeij’s involvement in the industry has enriched his career, having spent time in the early 90s producing television programs and documentaries, which allowed him to set up and manage Online Films.

As founder of his own production house, Hojeij has produced and directed several independent documentaries and two feature films. His documentaries often tackle subjects related to the civil war. From urban transformations to cases of the missing and kidnapped, Hojeij is never one to shy More