Mark Abouzeid, Director & Filmmaker


He has lived and worked in over 35 countries including the polar arctic, bedouin deserts and countless seas.

Over a 35 year career, Mark Abouzeid has worked in International Economics, Technology Development, Innovation Theory, Photojournalism, Documentary Filmmaking and Cultural Heritage.

Born in Princeton, N.J., to a Lebanese father and Irish-American mother, Mark Abouzeid moved countries for the first time at 10 months of age. Since then, he has lived and worked in over 35 countries including the polar arctic, bedouin deserts and countless seas.

His photos and feature articles have appeared in numerous publications including The New York Times, The Huntington Post, The Atlantic, New European, Daily Mirror, Sydney Morning Herald, Adventure Magazine and Forbes

In 2002, he was awarded a Prize for Peace from the region of Puglia for his photographic exhibit, “My Enemy My Brother”. His film about discovering his own heritage, “Finding My Lebanon”, premiered at the Cannes Film Festival in 2016. Subsequent short films have won awards in the US, France, India, Australia, and Lebanon.

Currently, he is the founder of Cedars Productions and Director of Filmmaking for Real Lives Multicultural Association. His films have received recognition at festivals around the world including Australia, France, India, Lebanon and the U.S.