Documentary | 90 | Development
The story of a group of Palestinian activists from the Yarmouk refugee camp near Damascus. Their small community has been consumed by displacement, hunger and devestation, rendering it a besieged ghetto. Together, they endeavor to transform home through agriculture, education, music, theater, love and joy.
Abdallah Al Khateeb studied sociology at the University of Damascus. Prior to the revolution, he worked as a coordinator of activities and volunteers, and at UNRWA as the coordinator of the Youth Support Center in Yarmouk. He founded with friends a social association, active in the field of relief carrying out dozens of projects in several areas in Syria, most notably Yarmouk camp. German magazine Peace Green selected him as a peacemaker in 2014, and he was awarded the Per Anger Human Rights Award from Sweden in 2016.
Producer | Bidayyat for Audiovisual Arts
Mohammad Ali Atassi obtained a diploma in civil engineering from Damascus University and a DEA in history from the Sorbonne, Paris. Since 2000, he has been writing for Arab and international newspapers on political and cultural issues. As a director, he realized four documentaries on intellectual and political figures in the Arab world, receiving worldwide success and recognition. He is the founder of Bidayyat for Audiovisual Arts and responsible for the artistic aspects of the non‐profit company’s production where he also produced four feature length‐ documentaries and a number of short films.