Soudade Kaadan is a Syrian director, born in France. She studied theater criticism in the Higher Institute of Dramatic Arts in Syria and graduated from Saint Joseph University Institut des Etudes Scénique, Audiovisuelles et cinématographiques (IESAV) Lebanon. She directed and produced documentary films for Aljazeera Documentary Channel, UNDP, UNHCR and UNICEF. Her films have screened at several venues nationally and internationally and have received international awards such as: Martine Filippi award for discovery - 29 URTI Grand Prix for Author’s Documentaries - Monte Carlo TV festival and the second prize of Muhr Arab Documentary in Dubai International Film Festival. Currently, she is working on her first feature fiction film.