Feras Fayyad

Documentary filmmaker
Feras Fayyad's films bear witness to the struggles of his fellow Syrians, as they struggle to survive and save their neighbors.

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TED Fellow Feras Fayyad is a two-time Academy Award-nominated film director, producer, writer, editor and cinematographer, best known for his 2017 documentary Last Men in Aleppo and his recent 2019 documentary The Cave, which earned him critical acclaim and numerous awards and nominations, including Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature, making him the first Syrian director to be nominated for an Oscar. He also won an Emmy for best current affairs documentary. Feras has been a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences since 2018 and a member of the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.

Feras Fayyad’s TED talk