Ahmad Joudeh

Dance or Die

Ahmad Joudeh

Dance or Die


Documentary 1 by Roozbeh Kaboly: Ahmad Joudeh's life in Syria (NOS, 2016.08.06)

Article and Video
Documentary 1 by Roozbeh Kaboly 
Article (in Dutch) and video (interview in English).

Scroll down for the video.

The music was played by Amjad Joudeh, the younger brother of Ahmad Joudeh. 

Visit to Yarmouk Camp

Dance in Yarmouk Camp

Visit to Palmyra

Dance in Palmyra

In 2016 Roozbeh Kaboly made an 18-minutes long documentary about Ahmad Joudeh's fight to live as a dancer in Syria, a country devastated by a civil war. In this documentary, Ahmad Joudeh dances in the ruin of Yarmouk Camp, his home town, and in the Roman Theatre of Palmyra, for the souls of people who lost their lives.

The program was first broadcast on 6 August 2016 in a Dutch National TV news programme “Nieuwsuur” of NOS. Since, the documentary has been shown in many countries.


If you are interested in broadcasting this documentary or using some parts of the documentary in your productions, please contact Sales department of the National TV of the Netherlands (NPO sale):

Last update of this page: 2018.08.13