Director of THE CAVE. Guest of the online meeting. 

An award-winning filmmaker who has received particular recognition for his work on contemporary Syrian issues and the political transformation of the Arab world. His most recent film, LAST MEN IN ALEPPO, earned him a 2018 Academy Award nomination and an Emmy for Best Documentary Feature. The film followed a small group of volunteer rescue workers with the White Helmets civil defense organization. Last Men in Aleppo premiered at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival, where it won the Grand Jury Prize  in the World Cinema Documentary competition. The film went on to screen at festivals around the globe and received another 18 international awards, including Best World Cinema Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival, Audience Award Washington D.C. International Film Festival, Best World Cinema Sarasota Film Festival, a Peabody Award and the Critics’ Choice Award.