Saturday, December 25, 2010

Death of a Director

SaadeLebanese director Yehya Saade's career was tragically cut short last week by his accident death during filming of a music video here in Izmir. According to early reports, Saade was electrocuted after grabbing hold of a live cable, apparently to keep himself from falling. Saade was directing a music video for the debut solo album of Lebanese singer Maya Diab.

According to the Ceyhan Turkish news agency, the director who traveled to Turkey to film and had originally decided to shoot the clip at Haydarpaşa train station in Istanbul, but, after the recent fire at the Istanbul site, he was forced to shoot the scenes in the Alsancak train station.

Often controversial, Saade's bold artistic vision pushed social, political and sexual boundaries. His agency, Over Beriut, worked with many famous Arab stars, such as Myriam Fares, Amal Hijazi, Carol Sakr, Haifa Wehbe.

Condolences go out to his many fans and friends around the world.


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