Soudade Kaadan (Syria)

Soudade Kaadan is a Syrian director, born in France. She studied theater criticism in the Higher Institute of Dramatic Arts in Syria and graduated from Saint Joseph University, Institut des Etudes Scénique, Audiovisuelles et cinématographiques (IESAV) in Lebanon. She directed and produced documentary films for Aljazeera Documentary Channel, UNDP, UNHCR and UNICEF. Her films have screened at several venues nationally and internationally and have received international awards such as: Martine Filippi award - URTI Grand Prix for Author’s Documentaries - Monte Carlo TV festival and the Muhr Arab Documentary award in Dubai International Film Festival. She written and directed a short fiction film “Besieged Bread”, premiered in Fribourg International Film Festival 2016. Currently, she is working on her first feature fiction film; “The Day I Lost My Shadow”.


  • Obscure
  • Besieged Bread
  • Damascus Roof and Tales of Paradise
  • Looking for pink
  • Two cities and a prison
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