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Waad Al-Kateab is a documentary filmmaker who became a citizen journalist in 2011 after protests broke out across Syria against the Assad regime. In 2016, she began? documenting the Syrian conflict in a series of films titled “Inside Aleppo.” These news reports received almost half-a-billion views online and won 24 awards, including the 2016 International Emmy for breaking news coverage. She and her family were eventually evacuated from Aleppo in 2016. For Sama is her first feature film.
Edward Watts is an Emmy award-winning, BAFTA-nominated filmmaker who has directed over 20 narrative and documentary films that illuminate the resilience of the human spirit despite harrowing circumstances.
The Palestinian Film Festival (PFF) Australia acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of Country throughout Australia and their connections to land, sea and community. We pay our respect to Elders past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
Due to COVID-19, PFF events and activities have been postponed. We look forward to the easing of COVID-19 restrictions, rescheduling our events and reconnecting with you again soon.