Waad Al Kateab

Waad Al Kateab

Syria

Biography

Waad is a former student of Aleppo University. She taught herself how to film and was initially trained as a citizen journalist by a number of NGOs and later by Deutsche Welle Academy and Orient TV. She has since worked for Orient TV and Al Arabiya in addition to Channel 4 News, for whom she is a regular contributor. The first of Waad’s films aired on Channel 4 News in early 2016. In only a few months her reports from Syria became the most-watched pieces on the channel, and have been collectively seen by over 400 million people worldwide. Her documentary FOR SAMA (2019) has received the Golden Eye award at the Festival de Cannes 2019.

Films Selection