Yaser Kassab is a filmmaker born in Syria and based in Stockholm, Sweden. He holds a master’s degree in film from Gothenburg university. Yaser is known for ‘On the Edge of Life’, which premiered at Cinema du Reel Film Festival and earned the Joris Ivens and CNAP award as the best first film. At Festival dei Popoli, it gained the best mid-length documentary award and further awards. In 2019 his film ‘I Have Seen Nothing, I Have Seen All’, premiered at Vision du reel. Both films were screened at many festivals, including IDFA, RIDM, Tempo, Carthage, and Cairo.



Education:


Master of Fine Arts in Film,University of Gothenburg, 2022

Forsa Folkhögskola/ Photography project, 2020

Gamleby Folkhögskola/ Fotografiska processor, 2019

Mullsjö Folkhogskola/ Photography, 2019

Bachelor of Economics, Aleppo university, 2011



Workshops:


Scottish Documentary Institute, Connecting Stories, International mentorship scheme/ 2021

For Developing "Chasing The Dazzling Light"

Mentor: Saeed Taji Farouki.


DW academy, Video journalism/ 2015

Intensive courses for becoming a video journalist for children TV programme Jalla Nehna.

Trainers: Nasir Al-jezairi, Ute Mattigkeit, Samah Altaweel.


Bidayyat for audiovisual arts, Developing feature documentaries/ 2014

Three long course for developing "On the edge of life"

Trainers: Ali Essafi, Mohamad Soueid, Ghassan Salhab, Rania Stephan.


Bidayyat for audiovisual arts,, Film proposal writing/ 2014

Film proposal writing and film distribution

Trainer: Jinane Dagher.



Filmography:

“I have seen nothing, I have seen all”

20Min documentary 2019


“On the edge of life"

45Min, documentary 2017


" Mixed media"

5Min, video art 2016


“Take it ”

1Min, video art 2012



Rima Alhamedd, an Artist/Architect, who born in Syria in 1986, based in Stockholm.

She holds a Master in Sustainable Urban Planning and Design at KTH.

She has a bachelor degree in Architecture from Aleppo University, and studied in the master programme of Chaillot, in restoration and rehabilitation of archeological and historical sites in Damascus.


Rima also studied Fine Arts and Photography in three schools around Sweden, and did work on several photography projects.


Rima Alhamedd with Yaser Kassab

co-directed the film “On the edge of life”

and worked as an editor in

“I have seen nothing, I have seen all”


She did two short animation videos and participated in several training workshops in filmmmaking in Beirut and Istanbul with professional trainees.


Filmography:


Animation:

"Park"

2013 - 3 min, 2D animation film.


"The Roamer"

2020 - 1 min - 2D animation film.


”Goodbye Lapis Lazuli”

work in progress 2D animation film.


Film editor

"I Have Seen Nothing, I Have Seen All"

2019 - 20 min


Co-Director

"On the Edge of Life"

2017 - 45 min



Photography:

"Moments"

2019 - B&W - Photography Exhibition.


"Same Scene, Different Places"

2019 - Coloured - Photography Exhibition.


"Blue Bird"

2019 - Coloured and B&W - Photo Book.


"Second Hand"

2020 - Coloured - Photo Book.