Liwaa Yazji

Liwaa is a playwright, documentary filmmaker, poet, set designer and translator.

She has both poems and plays published and is currently developing a new play with the Royal Court. Her first documentary HAUNTED was released in 2014 and received a Special Mention in the First Film Competition at FID Marseille, and since then has been invited to other festivals and screenings across the world.

Liwaa left her home in Damascus to find safety in Europe. She currently lives in Berlin.

Her mother is a gynaecologist who refuses to leave Damascus.