Axel Salvatori-Sinz (born 1982) grew up in the suburbs of Lyon, France. He has directed several films for the French Embassy while in Salvador. THE SHEBABS OF YARMOUK is his first feature-length documentary. It won the Regard Neuf for Best First Film at Visions du réel 2013 and the RTP Award for Best Investigation Film at Doclisboa 2013. He has finished writing the script for his next film, CHJAMI È RISPONDI.