I am a woman

Hala Abdallah

A Syrian cinematographer and director dedicated her life to filmmaking, working as producer, script writer or co-director of over 15 Francesca Bianchi Lebanese and Syrian feature films and documentaries in a 25-year period. Eventually, she wrote, produced and directed her first feature film, “I Bring Flowers to my Own Grave.” With the help of the photographer and director Ammar Al-Beik in 2006.

Her film has been shown in more than 55 countries. It won several awards, including a special award from the Italian Documentary Association at the Venice Film Festival, it got third place at the Dubai Film Festival, first place at the Tetouan Film Festival, third place at the Rotterdam Documentary Film Festival, however the film was banned in Syria.

From her films also are: “Don’t Forget The Cumin”, “As If We Were Catching a Cobra”, “Besieged Like Me”. #Liberated_T #IAmAWoman


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