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Lina Al Abed
Lina Al Abed is a Palestinian filmmaker who graduated from the Faculty of Journalism at Damascus University. Her thesis project was a short documentary about Syrian author Mohamed Al-Maghout that was broadcast on Al Jazeera in 2007. She went on to direct short documentaries, namely NOOR ALHUDA, which received the DOXBOX Jury Prize for Best Syrian Documentary Film in 2010, and A DREAM OF POWERFUL MONSTERS (2013). Her first feature documentary, DAMASCUS, MY FIRST KISS (2012) premiered at Doc Leipzig and was broadcast on ARTE. IBRAHIM, A FATE TO DEFINE took the OIF Prize at the Beirut Cinema Platform.