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Meedo Taha was born in Beirut, at a time when his country was at war with itself. Perhaps because of that, his work explores questions of identity, with characters outside predefined social groups. An all-consuming desire to tell stories led him from a PhD in Architecture at the University of Tokyo to a life of filmmaking.

He earned an MFA in Film and Television from UCLA, where his screenplays have received a Samuel Goldwyn Screenwriting Award and have been shortlisted twice for the Alfred P. Sloan Fellowship. He’s currently developing A Road to Damascus, a feature film based on his mystery novel published in 2016. Meedo speaks Spanish, French, English, Arabic, and Japanese, but is still trying to make sense of this world with his wife Samira and son Cyan. When lost, he can be found at the local movie theater.