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"Reality is a Badly Directed Film!"

Jean-Luc Godard

Winners of the 2011 International Digital Emmy Award®

Audiovisual and Digital Storytelling

Batoota's Story

Producers of ‘Shankaboot, the first Arabic web drama series and Winners of the 2011 International Digital Emmy Award®.

 

We are a Beirut-based company specializing in web series production with a passion for documentary films.

 

Before establishing our office in Beirut in 2009, we have started our journey in London producing documentaries primarily for Channel 4, BBC world and Al Jazeera English. Our stories have taken us to Syria, Iraq, Egypt and Yemen passing by Libya, Tunisia and Algeria until France then all the way to Cambodia.

 

Digital Emmy Award winner

Our partnership with BBC Media Action on several multimedia projects and civic educational campaigns for the past ten years have allowed us to work closely with vulnerable groups and to contribute in informing and empowering young audiences through media and communication.

 

The Batoota team also offers media consultancy as well as scriptwriting and audiovisual workshops for scholars and amateur filmmakers.

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Shankaboot
Shankaboot
Happy-go-lucky delivery boy takes us into the beating heart of Beirut. A web series directed by Amin Dora, produced by Katia Saleh, written by Bass Breche.
Client name: BBC Media Action
Date: 2010-2011
Link: http://www.shankaboot.tv
Shankaboot
Web Series - Lebanon
Fasateen
Fasateen
Because life for women isn’t simply a dress rehearsal. A web series produced by Katia Saleh, directed by Mounia Akl & Cyril Ariss and written by Bass Breche, Mounia Akl & Cyril Ariss.
Client name: Yahoo
Date: 2012
Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D4AZxIiV8v0
Fasateen
Web Series - Lebanon
Free Range Lebanese Short movie
Free Range
A cow crosses the border from Israel to Lebanon to meet Malakeh. A short spaghetti western directed by Bass Breche and produced by Katia Saleh.
Client name: Robert Bosch Award
Date: 2013
Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bcgI7Rbb3i8
Free Range
Short Film - Lebanon
Harassment
Harassment
A series of TV spots illustrating some of Libya's social issues and underlining the citizens' rights in the constitution. A television campaign directed & produced by Katia Saleh.
Client name: BBC Media Action
Date: 2012
Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SGUDYnWqh1M&t=3s
Harassment
TV Campagne - Libya
Days Away From Home
Days Away From Home
A day in the life of a Syrian living in Lebanon. A web documentary directed & produced by Katia Saleh.
Client name: UNHCR
Date: 2013
Link: http://www.daysawayfromhome.com/videos.php?id=32&lang=en
Days Away From Home
Web Documentary - Syria
Beirut Under Siege
Beirut Under Siege
The emotional and personal experience of filmmaker Katia Saleh during the July 2006 war in Lebanon. A short documentary directed by Katia Saleh and produced by Phil Cox.
Client name: Al Jazeera English
Date: 2006
Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=imsIfBqF1Eo
Beirut Under Siege
Documentary - Lebanon
Ashura Blood and Beauty
Ashura Blood and Beauty
Behind the passion for Imam Hussein’s martyrdom there’s romance in the new generation. A short documentary directed by Katia Saleh & produced by Phil Cox.
Client name: Al Jazeera English
Date: 2006
Link: http://www.nativevoicefilms.com/project/ashura-blood-and-beauty/
Ashura Blood and Beauty
Documentary - Lebanon
Loy9
Loy9
Loy9, a slang term of praise among young Cambodians, the programme includes a combined TV drama and magazine show, a phone-in radio programme, web interaction and live games aimed at increasing young people's participation in public life.
Client name: Al Jazeera English
Date: 2012
Link: https://www.youtube.com/embed/6dWMTCRx96c
Loy9
TV & web drama - Cambodia