Hala Alabdalla is filmmaker and professor of Syrian origin and living in France. She produced various features and documentary films. Her films Je suis celle qui porte les fleurs vers sa tombe, Hé! N’oublie pas le cumin and Comme si nous attrapions un cobra have been screened and awarded in many festivals worldwide: Venice, Toronto and Dubai. Her last film Un assiégé comme moi was in the official competition in 2016 Cinéma du réel in Paris.