He studied photography and cinematography at the Academy of Drama and Cinema in Budapest. He has worked on many feature films, short dramas, TV and documentary films around the world. In 2003 the Emirates Film Festival presented him with a special achievement award for his role as director of photography on Jiyan (2003), the first Kurdish feature film. As a director, Koutaiba Al-Janabi made several documentary and short films. Wasteland - Between London and Baghdad (1998) is a short documentary about Nahida Rammah, a well-known Iraqi actress, living in exile. Koutaiba Al-Janabi lives in London.
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- Contemporary Arab Representations. The Iraqi Equation (Participant)