Vatche Boulghourjian was born in Kuwait. He is a Lebanese filmmaker and video artist based in Beirut and New York. He has directed, shot and edited several shorts, experimental films and documentaries focusing on the politics and society of the Middle East.
He graduated from New York University's Tisch School of the Arts. The Fifth Column (2010), his thesis film, was awarded a grant from the Hollywood Foreign Press Association and premiered at the Cannes Film Festival, where it won a prize. His other films include Noble Sacrifice (2002), Night, She Said (2005), Good Soldiers (2006), Canto (2008), Ali the Iraqi (2008) and Life by the Horns (2010).
On 19 and 21 October 2010 Vatche Boulghourjian's “The Fifth Column” (Հինգերորդ Զօրասիւն) was displayed in Abu Dhabi as part of the Abu Dhabi Film Festival 2010
About “The Fifth Column”:
Produced in Lebanon, 2010
In Armenian with English subtitles