The Journalist And Her Jailers

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An excerpt from the film.

Luna Watfa, a journalist and former political prisoner living in exile in Germany, reports on the men charged with mass detention and torture in Bashar al-Assad's prisons, at the world's first trial against members of the Syrian regime, for crimes against humanity.

I developed the documentary, successfully pitched it to funders and commissioning executives; directed and self-shot the film; structured and wrote the film script and oversaw edit, grading, sound mix and delivery.


Production Company: Tondowski Films

Networks: ARD, Knowledge Network, TVO, Deutsche Welle Germany, Canada.

International Sales: First Hand Films

Role: Director, Director of Photography, Co-Writer

The film, which won German public broadcaster ARD’s Top Docs competition, broadcast at feature length on Channel 1and streamed on their platform. It was nominated for Germany’s Roman Brodmann Prize for social and political documentary.