Kayané was born on 2 June 1985 in Jerusalem to Jerusalemite-Armenian parents. She lived in Yerevan, Armenia between 2004-2005, where she took filmmaking classes in the Yerevan State Institute of theatre and Cinematography. She studied photography in Musrara, at the Naggar School of Photography, Media, New Music and Visual Communication. She currently works as a photographer. Kayané is an active member in the Armenian community of Jerusalem, where she runs many youth activities and multimedia programs aimed toward developing the community and providing tools to make the voices of the community heard, in order to preserve the history and the identity of the Jerusalemite Armenians.
Pietro was born in 1982 in Castrate Primo, Italy. He graduated in Literature and Philosophy from the University of Bologna in 2007. In the years 2006-2007 he participated in a European Film Summer School in Locarno and in Ipotesi Cinema Laboratory in Bologna. Since 2008, he has been living in Jerusalem, where he works as a filmmaker.
Marianna was born in 1981 in Fano, Italy. In 2005, she graduated in International and Diplomatic Sciences (Developing Countries) from the University of Bologna. In 2009, she earned a Master’s Degree in International Cooperation and Development at the University of Bethlehem. Since 2006, she has been living in Palestine. There, she worked for the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Italian Office for Development Cooperation in Jerusalem, where she was in charge of the tangible and intangible programs’ management. She specialized in training programs for youth in the artistic field and especially in the audiovisual sector. In 2012, she finished working with the Governmental Cooperation and she started her activity as scriptwriter and producer.
Ahed was born to a Jerusalemite family in the city of Jerusalem on 27 April 1980. He got a hold of his first camera from a young age, taking his first steps into the world of art. He soon discovered charcoal drawing and using it created a unique style. Ahed started to exhibit his work in Palestine at the age of 15. Then, he decided to continue his career in art and travelled to Florence, Italy, to study History of Art and Italian language. There, he had the opportunity to exhibit his pieces as well as to meet many artists from all around the world, enriching his vision and experience about art. Upon his return to Jerusalem, he spent two years at Musrara College of Fine Arts in Jerusalem. While continuing his career as a painter, he is also a freelance photographer and trainer.
Reem Abu Khdeir