ABOUT

Bachar Khattar, Director and cinematographer, was born in Lebanon, and grew up in Beirut, finishing his studies in Audiovisual in 2008 at Saint Joseph University.

His first short film won the Best Cinematography Award in Lebanon at the Notre Dame University, and he immediately moved into filming commercials, TV shows, and web series for popular artists in the region, as well as short and feature documentaries.

In 2009 he worked as a director of photography on “Beirut, I love you” a web-series that made a great impact in Lebanon and was aired on LBC Tv station.

In 2012 he also filmed two award winning web-series “mamnou3!” and “Fasateen”.

In 2014, Bachar worked as Director of Photography on Yemeniettes, his first feature documentary. The project won several awards, including Best Documentary Award at the High Falls Film Festival in Rochester, NY.

An avid outdoorsman, Bachar’s love for the Lebanese countryside led him to meet Avedis Kalpaklian, the Lebanon Mountain Trail Ultra runner and mountaineer, and subsequently Patrick Vaughan.

Mr. Khattar is principal director and cinematographer for Confessions of a Runner, beginning with the race footage from June 2017. He has immersed in ultra runs documentaries and developed a passion for trail runs.

His work led him to work in more than 20 countries around the world.