Nabil Maleh was born on September 28, 1936, and died on February 24, 2016.
He was a Syrian film director, screenwriter, producer, painter and poet;
Nabil was thought to be the father of Syrian cinema.
He has published more than 1,000 articles short stories, essays, and poems.
Nabil Maleh was the writer and director of 120 short, experimental and documentary works and 12 feature-length films including The Extras and The Leopard.
Maleh has more than 60 awards at international film festivals, including several lifetime achievement awards.
Some of his films are in the category of international film schools and he has taught film direction, acting, writing and aesthetics at many universities, centers and associations, including Austin University in Texas and the University of California in Los Angeles.
Nabil Maleh passed away at 79 yrs old.