Yasmin Fedda

Documentary Filmmaker, Canada

Yasmin Fedda is an award-winning documentary filmmaker whose films have focused on themes from Edinburgh bakeries to Syrian monasteries. Her work has been BAFTA-nominated and screened at numerous international festivals including Sundance and Edinburgh International Film Festival. Her films include 'Milking the Desert', 2004; 'Breadmakers', 2007; 'A Tale of Two Syrias', 2012, and 'Siamo Toranti /We are Back', 2013. Fedda has also made broadcast films for the BBC and Al Jazeera. Her most recent film, 'Queens of Syria', won the Black Pearl award at the Abu Dhabi Film Festival in 2014. She is also co-founder and programmer of Highlight Arts, UK, an organization that works with artists in times of conflict. Yasmin holds a Ph.D. by practice in trans-disciplinary documentary film from the University of Edinburgh, UK. Yasmin is a Fellow of Salzburg Global Session 532 Conflict Transformation through Culture: Peacebuilding and the Arts.

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