Born on 07.01.1965 in Damascus, Syria. Studied English Literature at the University of Damascus. He moved to Norway in 1995, and has studied Media and Communication at the University of Oslo. In 1999 he completed his film studies at Oslo Film & TV Academy. Al-Zouki has worked on numerous film productions, both fiction and documentaries. The Door is his first film. He is currently working to finance a documentary about second-generation immigrants in Paris and Oslo.