Sameh Zoabi was born and raised in Iksal, a Palestinian village near the city of Nazareth in 1975. In 1998, Zoabi graduated from Tel Aviv University with a dual degree in Film Studies and English Literature. The following year, Zoabi was awarded a merit scholarship to pursue a Master’s Degree. In February 2005, he completed his M.F.A. in Film Direction at Columbia’s School of the Arts.
Zoabi’s short film “Be Quiet” (19 min.) is an international award winning film, including the Third Prize at the Cinefondation Selection at the 2005 Cannes Film Festival.
Filmmaker Magazine named Zoabi as one of the Top 25 New Faces of Independent Cinema. Zoabi has just completed his first feature debut Man Without a Cellphone
Man Without a Cell Phone (2010)
Be Quiet (2006)