Liwaa Yazji was born in Moscow in 1977. She is a graduate of Theater Studies in Damascus/Syria and worked in the fields of theater dramaturgy, playwriting, and screen writing. She acted Abdullatif Abulhamid’s September Rain (Syria 2009) and was assistant director of Allyth Hajjo and Ammar Alani’s docudrama Windows of the Soul (Syria 2011).
In 2012 she published her first play Here in the Garden and is currently preparing the second one with the Royal Court. 2014 her poetry book Peacefully, we leave home was published in Beirut.
Liwaa Yazji wrote the screen play for the TV drama series The Brothers (2013) which was broadcast on Abu Dhabi TV, CBC Egypt, and LBC Lebanon.
Haunted (Syria/Germany 2014) is Liwaa Yazji’s directorial debut.
Maskoon (Orig.) / 2014 / Syria / 113 min
In her feature documentary Syrian director Liwaa Yazji explores what it means to set off in a war. She meets friends and people previously unknown to her at their homes. Domiciles where they live now or where they yet live. Spaces that turned into a sought-after commodity.