Prominent Syrian Director passes away

DAMASCUS, (ST)_Prominent Syrian Director Hatem Ali, 58, died this morning from a heart attack as he was in a hotel in Cairo.

The late director was born in Fiq town in the occupied Syrian Golan in 1962. He and his family lived in Damascus after they fled their town because of the Israeli occupation of the Golan in 1967.

He won a golden medal in the Cairo Festival in 1996 and directed dozens of Syrian series.

Cinematic films directed by Ali include:

  • Al-Layl al-Taweel (The long night) (starring the Tunisian actress Anissa Daoud)
  • Al Oshak (The Lovers)
  • Shaghaf (Passion)

Ali has directed numerous TV series, among them are:

  • Safar (Traveling)
  • Al Fosoul Al Arbaa'a (The Four Seasons) (first and second parts)
  • Maraya 98
  • Maraya 99
  • Aelati Wa Ana (My Family And I) (2000)
  • Al Zier Salem (2000)
  • Salah Al Din (2001) a series about Salah Al Din
  • Sakr Quraish (Quraish Hawk) (2002)
  • Rabea Qurtoba (Córdoba Spring) (2003)
  • Al Taghrieba Al Felastineya (2003)
  • Ahlam Kabiera (Big Dreams) (2004)
  • Molouk Al Tawaef (2005)
  • Asey Addame' (Hard To Loosen A Tear) (2005)
  • Ala Toul Al Ayam (All The Days) (2006)
  • Al Malek Farouk (King Farouk) (2007)
  • Seraa Ala El Remal (2008)
  • Omar ibn al-Khattab (TV series) (2012)
  • "Orkidea" (2017)

Ali wrote scripts for the following series:

  • Muaziek
  • Qous Qazah (Rainbow)
  • Al Qelaa (The Castle)

Films starring Hatem Ali as an actor include:

  • Daerat Al Nar (Circle of Fire)
  • Hegrat Al Qalb Ila Al Qalb
  • Al Gawareh
  • Al Ragol S (Mr. S)
  • Abou Kamel

Ali also wrote the following books:

  • Mawt Modares Al Tariekh Al Agouz (Death of The Old History Teacher)
  • Hadath Wama Lam Yahdouth (What Happened And What Didn't)
  • Tholatheyet Al Hesar (Blockade trilogy).

Awards

  • Award for best direction, for the television movie Akher Al Lail (The Last Part of The Night). Cairo TV Festival.
  • Award for best direction, for the tv series Safar (Traveling). Cairo TV Festival.
  • First work golden award, for the TV series Al Zeir Salem. Bahrain festival.
  • Silver award, for the TV series Maraya 98. Cairo TV Festival.
  • Bronze award, for the TV series Al Fosoul Al Arbaa'a (The Four Seasons). Bahrain festival
  • Golden award for best direction, for the TV series Salah Al Din. Cairo TV Festival.
  • Award for best direction, for Salah Al Din. Tunisia festival.
  • Award for best direction, for the TV series Sakr Quraish (Quraish Hawk). Cairo TV Festival.
  • Award for best direction, for the TV series Al Malek Farouk (The King Farouk). Cairo TV Festival
  • Silver work award, for the TV series Ala Toul Al Ayam (All The Days). Tunisia festival.
  • Adonia award for the best director for the year 2004, for the series Al Taghreba Al Felasteniya.
  • Adonia award for the best director for the year 2005, for the series Molouk Al Tawaef.
  • Silver work award, for the series Molouk Al Tawaef. Tunisia festival.

 

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