Khaldoun H. Shami

Khaldoun H. Shami



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Khaldoun Shami (PhD); Lecturer in Documentaries, TV News and Alternative Radio (2009-  ). Researching Film, Secularism and Minorities.

Key Research Interests

Secularism, Minorities, Militarism, Documentary Film, TV News, Militant Cinema and Cinéma vérité.

Doctoral Thesis: "Secularism in Middle Eastern Documentaries: Filmmakers' Views, Production, Industrial Challenges, Limitation and Censorship."

Conclusion in Film: SECULAR : AA'LA'MA'NI (Documentary, 2022). How do you define Secularism? How do you depict Secularism in the film? Filmmakers and producers across the MENA region speak openly to the camera on ideology, religion, authorities, minorities, industrial challenges, and censorship.

Academic Background

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Film, Television and Media. School of Art, Media and American Studies. University of East Anglia (UEA). Norwich, UK

Master of Arts in Documentary Practice. College of Business, Arts and Social Sciences. Brunel University London. Uxbridge, UK

Master of Communication in Screen Studies. School of Communication. Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM). George Town, Penang

Teaching Interests

Documentary Film; TV News; Alternative Radio; Secularism and Minorities in Film; Middle Eastern Cinema

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Education/Academic qualification

Master of Arts, Brunel University London

Master of Arts, Universiti Sains Malaysia

Doctor of Philosophy, University of East Anglia