Alaa Hassan photographer and filmmaker, born in 1986 in Syria and raised in the country under the control of the Assad Family. He started his photography work in 2006 then extended to filmmaking. Alaa left Syria after the war and moved in 2013 to NY where he is based currently. He recently produced the award winning Danish-Syrian co-production feature documentary "The War Show". The film premiered at the Venice Film Festival and won the Venice days award. His photography book, "Cardboard Castle" looks at political advertisement and the urban development of Damascus and will be released later this year with support from the British Council and the Prince Claus Fund.

Currently working on a documentary film in collaboration with director Megan Mylan.

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