Ghiath Al Mhitawi is a filmmaker, playwright and dramaturge from Damascus. He holds a bachelor’s degree in theatre studies from the Higher Institute of Dramatic Arts in Damascus, Syria. His theatre plays The Final Return and The Abyss were presented at the Royal Court Theatre (London) and Edinburgh International Festival. Since 2019 he is studying master in Screenwriting and Dramaturgy at the Babelsberg Film University KONRAD WOLF where he wrote and directed his short film Return. He is currently co writing in ZDF series Echt and many other film projects and series in Germany and the Arab world.