Reem Ali

Reem Ali is a renowned award winning actress and film director from Syria who has collaborated with Highlight Arts on a few festivals. She screened her film Zabad as part of Reel Festivals 2011 and Reel Syria 2012.


Reem Ali is a Syrian actress and film director born in 1977 in Damascus. She graduated from the Higher Institute of Arts in Damascus and has played in many remarkable stage plays, films and TV series.

Reem’s experience in film started in 2000, when she directed her first short film Nostalgia (4min). In 2008 she directed her first long documentary entitled Zabad (foam) which gained international recognition. The film participated in many festivals including Rotterdam International film festival 2012 ,Carthage film festival 2009 ,Reel Film festival ( Edinburgh) 2011, Doha Freedom and Creativity Festival 2010, Arab Cinema Display in Marseilles 2009 & Cairo Independent Film Festival 2009.

 You can read an interview with Reem on The Scotsman.




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