Poor Film project works on creating an independent environment, which partakes in developing cinema in Syria. We believe in "the film" as an artistic originality, a method of communication between people and a space to exchange ideas and express similarities and differences. We also believe in each person's right to acquire information without bias or discrimination. Therefore, through our platform, the project targets the Arab society interested in independent cinema and helps it build its artistic characteristics in various innovative and independent forms.
My passion for films started early when I was 15 years old, when I volunteered in Tartus Cinema Club, which is an independent cinema club placed in Tartus since 1982, then I became a member in its board of directors. In 2006, I moved to the capital to study political sciences in the university, but my passion drove me to work as a co-director with Syrian and international filmmakers, and I started working on films. In 2013, I founded Poor Film in Damascus, and worked on creating an independent environment, which partakes in developing cinema in Syria and supports films which shed light on neglected social stories. I have worked to develop this project’s structure, have been its manager throughout all its years and the creative manager of the project platform’s content, especially the internet website, which is considered one of the largest Arab libraries for films, books and articles.