Itab Azzam was born in Swaida, Syria, and moved to the UK in 2011. A filmmaker and theatre producer, she was part of the team behind BBC Four's Syrian School and an upcoming BBC Two documentary following refugees' perilous journeys into Europe. She produced the award-winning film Queens of Syria and followed it up with Antigone of Syria. She lives in London.
Dina Mousawi is a British-Iraqi actress whose performing experience spans theatre, film, and television. After working on Antigone of Syria, Dina went on to produce and direct Terrestrial Journeys, a six-week theatre workshop with Syrian women living in Beirut's refugee camps. She grew up in Baghdad, and today lives in London.