Zyara is a Lebanese award winning documentary web-series of four to five minute videos, depicting intimate portraits of various individuals, from around the world, sharing their hopes and dreams, stories about love, fears and their most memorable experiences.

"Zyara" departs from Beirut city longing for oneness.

Denise Jabbour: Producer
Muriel Aboulrouss: Director/Cinematography
Liliane Hanbali: Editor
Kahlil Abourrousse: Colorist
Rachelle Noja: Camera Assistant
Mouhab Shaneh Saz: Sound Editor

Connect with Zyara: Twitter, Facebook, Vimeo, Website


Zyara with Ali Abou Dehn

Jul 18, 2016

Season 1, Episode 12 (4:51)

Ali is an Ex war detainee, he was kidnapped and taken to prison for 13 years in Syria. He tells the story of his journey home!


Zyara with Danielle AbiSaab

Jul 8, 2016

Season 1, Episode 11 (04:50)

Danielle grew up in Lebanon during the Lebananese Civil war then went to work in New York. She witnessed the war here and then the twin tower collapsing… enough violence she says!


Zyara with Antranik Dakessian

Jul 6, 2016

Season 1, Episode 10 (05:09)

"Antranik Dakessian" studied Armenian History in Armenia; he was born and lived most his life in Beirut. His love and faith in his culture drives him to collect old vintage items and artwork from his country to keep it alive.


Zyara with Joanna Raad

Jul 6, 2016

Season 1, Episode 9 (05:16)

"Joanna Raad" a Lebanese multi disciplinary artist. She feels deep love for her father who passed away after long absences followed by Alzheimer; she still longs for him and relives her childhood everyday through her Art.


Zyara with Alexandre Paulikevich

Jul 6, 2016

Season 1, Episode 8 (04:50)

"Alexandre Paulikevich" is one of the very rare male oriental dances and choreographers in the Arab world. Despite being bulliedby society all his life, he insisted on being the artist that he is and dances his way through life.


Zyara with Renee Deek


Season 1, Episode 7 (04:40)

"Renee Deek" is an old Lebanese actress and model; she broke all the rules and fought for her dream andpassion for all arts. She now lives with her brother, unable to be independent for lack of support by the government. She is still active as an actress and teacher up till now!


Zyara with Nehmatallah Jabbour

Jun 27, 2016

Season 1, Episode 6 (05:05)

"Nehmatallah Jabbour" is an old retired photographer from north Lebanon; he is the father of 6 and the grandfather of 12. His love for life and his family keeps him at peace with whatever life brings.


Zyara with Samantha Bissear

Jun 24, 2016

Season 1, Episode 5 (05:32)

"Samantha Bissessar" is a Canadian woman who married a young Lebanese man and they are now expecting a child. Shehas worked as a cook for a while but now she is fully dedicated to being a mother.


Zyara with Perrar Naimeh

Jun 23, 2016

Season 1, Episode 4 (05:14)

"Perar Naimeh" is born in Okaibe, North Lebanon. He fell in love with the sea since he was a childand worked as a fisherman since then. He fought for his country in times of war and for the well being of his family all his life through the sea and it’s offering.


Zyara with Dei El Ayoubi

Jun 23, 2016

Season 1, Episode 3 (04:11)

"Dei el Ayoubi" is born in Australia from a Lebanese father; she came to Beirut a few years back to be with her dying grandmother and stayed since then. She is a filmmaker and visual artist in love with Beirut.


Zyara with Henry Loussian

Jun 23, 2016

Season 1, Episode 2 (04:53)

"Henry Loussian" started out selling jewelry on the streets of Beirut, he now has a small shop in Hamra/West Beirut, his love for his city drove him to buy remains of old Beiruty houses and reconstruct them in Batroun – north Lebanon.


Zyara with Souad Razzouk

Jun 23, 2016

Season 1, Episode 1 (05:06)

"Souad Razzouk" an old unmarried Lebanese farmer, has been living in her house since childhood and for the past 20 years she has never ventured out. She lives in one of the rare remaining farms in Beirut.