In Conversation with Itab Azzam
As part of ‘Celebrating Syria' Festival 2018, a discussion with Itab Azzam, one of the authors of "Syria: Recipes from Home" was organised on Monday 8th October. Recipes and sad and happy stories were all shared in this most enjoyable evening with Itab. 50 copies of the book were sold during the event! Attendees learnt about the recipes in the book and the stories behind the women who shared them.
Itab is a Syrian filmmaker and theatre producer. She was part of the team behind BBC Four’s Syrian School and the multi-award-winning BAFTA nominated BBC Two Documentary Series Exodus: Our journey to Europe. Itab has produced the award-winning film Queens of Syria in 2013, followed by Antigone of Syria, a theatre project bringing together Syrian women in Lebanon in a re-imagining of Sophocles’ ancient Greek tragedy, in 2014.