ENOUGH! Lebanon's Darkest Hour Trailer
BIO: DIRECTOR - DAIZY GEDEON
Daizy Gedeon is an award-winning filmmaker, journalist and entrepreneur. She started her career as a journalist working with several international news organisations including News Corp, The Times, Channel 4 and MBC in London.
She began her writing career as a sports writer and was the first female sports journalist on The Australian newspaper and first female soccer writer in Australia which led her to the 1988 Olympic Games in Seoul.
After several years in sport, Daizy moved to the international desk to cover foreign affairs including the Lebanese civil war. In 1994 she was one of an exclusive group of journalists who were invited to report on the signing of the Middle East Peace Treaty between Jordan and Israel in Israel. She is a Middle East expert and has interviewed many Lebanese and Middle East political leaders including the late Yasser Arafat, senior members of Hamas, and political leaders in Israel.
In 1996 she released her first feature documentary film, Lebanon…Imprisoned Splendour, featuring movie star, the late Omar Sharif. This film challenged the western perception of Lebanon as a war zone, land of terrorists, kidnappings and car bombings by exploring the full, rich and hidden beauty, charm and history that has characterized this ancient land for more than two millennia – its imprisoned splendour.
Her film won several international accolades including:
- Qualifying for the 1998 Academy Awards for Best Feature Documentary;
- Winning the Silver Screen Award at the US International Film and Video Festival;
- Best of the Shorts – Boston Film Festival
- High Commendation – Human Rights & Equal Opportunity Commission
In 2000, Daizy moved into the marketing and advertising industry and over the past two decades, she built a successful, independent, multi-media marketing agency, GDR MEDIA Group, in Sydney. She is its CEO and Creative Director.
She began production on ENOUGH! Lebanon’s Darkest Hour in 2016 after witnessing the growing dysfunction of Lebanese society and disintegration of public institutions and infrastructure as a result of corruption and incompetence. She decided someone needed to expose the truth and give the people a voice.
Daizy is the proud, single mother of three children, Teriza, Paris and Patrick. Originally her family migrated from Lebanon in 1970 when she was 5-years-old.