Liwaa Yazji

Liwaa Yazji is a filmmaker, poet, playwright, screenwriter and translator. She is a graduate of both English Literature and Theatre Studies in Damascus, Syria.
She worked as an assistant director of Allyth Hajjo and Ammar Alani’s docudrama Windows of the Soul in 2011. Her first play Here in the Park was published in 2012, followed by a collection of poems titled, In peace. we leave home, and her Arabic translation of Edward Bond´s Saved, in 2014.
She was a poet-in-residence at the New York´s Poets House in 2015. Her directorial debut Haunted was released in 2014 and is now co-writing HEIM, a TV series to be produced in Germany.
She is currently working on her play Goats, which will open at The Royal Court in London in 2017.

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Bassam Dawood

Executive Director
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Fadwa Merkhan

Program Manager

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