Hala Al Abdallah (Hama, Syria, 1956) works in France, Syria and Lebanon. After she studied film and audiovisual media at the University of Paris she is now head of Ramad Films in Syria (formerly Maram CTV in Lebanon). She was a scriptwriting assistant for Ammar Al beik and Frédéric Goupil. Hala Al Abdalla directed and produced her debut full-length feature, I am the one who brings flowers to her grave, which was selected for several festivals, amongst them Dubai en Venice. Hey! La tensi el kamoun (Hey! Don't Forget the Cumin ) is her second long documentary.