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Eda Elif Tibet
Maisa Alhafez

is a Syrian musician based in Istanbul. She is the conductor of the multicultural  Istanbul Mosaic Oriental Choir, Their repartuar involves the classics of Turkish, Arabic, Armenian, Kurdish, Syrian, Aramaic ... Together with the choir they fundraise for events and raise awareness for peace building and rehabilitation. Maisa also gives pyscho-social support to the Syrian children in her neighborhood under her project "Tomorrow is Better" that she manages together with Mohammad Diwana who is based in the  Netherlands. Together with her choir Maisa has performed in various occasions, venues and TV channels: Hrant Dink Human Rights Award night / Lütfi Kırdar Concert Hall, British, Deutch, French consulate events, Goethe Istanbul events, St. Antuan Church, Small projects Istanbul fundraising event, Which Human Rights Film festival Al Jazeera TV, TRT Arabic, CNN Turk, Haber Turk… “Ballad for Syria” (2017)  is her first auto-biographical documentary film that she directs it together with her good friend  Eda Elif Tibet.

is an independent documentary filmmaker and anthropologist from Istanbul. In the midst of her PhD research among the unacompanied asylum seeking youth in Turkey ( University of Bern / Switzerland), Elif continues to follow inspirational life stories. Approaching film making as an existential life journey, she films and produces her own films under her label KarmaMotion. Her previous award winning films circulated throughout the world film festivals and broadcast on Tvs : "28 Days on the Moon" (2012) , "AMCHI"(2013) / (filmmaker of inspiration), Hey Goat(2014), "Refugee Here I am" (2016)/(Gold Human Rights Award). "Ballad for Syria" (2017) is her latest film that has came into life, throughout a strong friendship with Maisa Alhafez.