Feras Fayyad

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Feras Fayyad
فراس فياض
BornSeptember 20, 1984 (1984-09-20) (age 37)
Aleppo
OccupationDirector, screenwriter, editor, actor, producer
Years active2010–present
AgentCAA
Children1

Feras Fayyad (born September 20, 1984) is a Syrian film director, producer, writer, editor and cinematographer, best known for his 2017 documentary Last Men in Aleppo and his 2019 documentary The Cave, the both film earned him critical acclaim and numerous awards and nominations including two Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature, making him the first Syrian director to be nominated for an Oscar. Fayyad also won an Emmy award for Best Current Affairs Documentary as well nominated for creative Emmy for best writing and directing.

Fayyad and his team were not able to attend the 90th Academy Awards ceremony, as his visa was rejected in response to President Trump's Executive Order 13780.[1][2]

As a result of making Last Men in Aleppo and The Cave, Fayyad became the subject of a vicious effort to discredit his work by pro-Putin, Russian hackers.[3] In testimony in Koblenz courtroom, Feras give key testimony against a war criminal worked for Syrian regime who involved in Fayyad's torture as result for his testimony he turned as Subject to an organized attack from tabloid anti-migrants websites.[4]

Filmography[edit]

Director
  • 2013: Wide Shot-Close Shot (TV Movie documentary)
  • 2013: Windows' (TV Movie documentary)
  • 2016: Between the Fighter in Syria (TV Series documentary)
  • 2017: Last Men in Aleppo (Documentary) (directed by)
  • 2019: The Cave
Writer
  • 2013: Wide Shot-Close Shot (TV Movie documentary)
  • 2013: Windows' (TV Movie documentary)
  • 2016: Between the Fighter in Syria (TV Series documentary)
  • 2017: Last Men in Aleppo (Documentary) (directed by)
  • 2019: The Cave
Producer
  • 2017: One Day in Aleppo (Short, producer)
Editor
  • 2013: Train of Silence (Short)
  • 2013: Untold Stories (Documentary)
  • 2017: One Day in Aleppo (Short)
Other
  • 2013: Train of Silence (Short, Actor)
  • 2013: Untold Stories (Documentary, art director)
  • 2013: Train of Silence (Short, composer)

Awards and nominations[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "'Last Men in Aleppo' nominees prevented from attending Oscars". EW.com. Retrieved 16 February 2018.
  2. ^ "'Last Men in Aleppo' Team Prevented From Attending Oscars". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 16 February 2018.
  3. ^ "'Russia wants to hack the Oscars': smear campaign targets Syrian nominee". 6 February 2018.
  4. ^ "Syrian Filmmaker Speaks Out On Torture: 'I Was Holding This Pain For A Long Time'". NPR.org.

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