Archiving Human Emotions through Audio-Visual Arts

Who We Are

Home of Cine-Jam is an association for Humanitarian Arts.

We produce films that portray authentic emotions with the purpose of helping humans heal and develop empathy towards each other.

We host filmmaking workshops to support filmmakers in the search for their stories, and discover the authentic and unique artist they have within.

We strive to help our society through emotional, social and educational films.

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Our Mission

In a world divided by race, hatred, religion and politics, we are working on bringing people together again and promoting listening to each other.

We are headed towards a generation consumed by technology and robotization. We are aware of the positive and negative impacts of such an evolution and we take on the responsibility of preserving raw human stories and emotions through audiovisual arts, a library that will be valuable for generations to come and continue to induce social and emotional healing.

Our Creations

Zyara The Documentary Series

Zyara is an award-winning documentary series that paints poetic portraits of people. Through 5-minute episodes, Zyara manages to engrave parts of its subjects’ souls, some of their stories and most of all, their emotions.

The Intuitive Film-Lab

The first “intuitive film lab” in the Arab world and the Middle East, aiming to reconnect filmmakers with their intuitive creative powers and guide them to dissect their emotions and turn them into audio visual elements that will compose fragments of their short films.


Muriel Aboulrouss


A multiple award-winning cinematographer from Beirut-Lebanon, considered to be the first camerawoman in the Arab world.

Works include Mercedes and Ya Omri by Hady Zaccak, and fiction films such as Michel Kammoun’s Falafel and George Hashem’s Stray Bullet.

For Muriel, learning and teaching are the ultimate destination and the greatest act of resistance.

Denise Jabbour

Creative Producer

Denise started her career as agency producer at TBWA/RAAD, and moved back to Lebanon to work on storytelling.

She worked on award winning projects Shankaboot and Fasateen.

She is currently running the MENA Media fund for Visionaire Media as the head of production and development in the Middle East.


Support us

Financial contribution: Zyara BudgetFilmlab Budget

Connecting Zyara with schools/universities for screenings

Connecting Zyara to a platform/distribution

Invite us to screen Zyara around the world

Invite us to masterclasses about the intuitive creative process

Propose new Zyara heroes: Application Form