Originally from Syria, Khaled Alwarea is an architect and video maker. During his residency at the Saline Royale d’Arc-et-Senans, he worked on his first feature film, LIMINAL, the first Syrian film to deal with homosexuality.
His work takes different forms, including design installations, visual art, photography and film. As a film producer and editor he has taken part in numerous collaborative projects, workshops and exhibitions, which have earned him many international awards. In 2014 Khaled founded the UV LAB design studio where he has developed projects in architecture, interior design and scenography for major festivals in the Middle East, Asia and Europe.
During his residency at the Saline Royale d’Arc-et-Senans, Khaled devoted his time to the development of his first feature film, completing the story treatment and writing the synopsis. The film, LIMINAL, aspires to be the first Syrian film to deal with homosexuality. It is the story of a friendship between two Syrian refugees who reunite after a long separation and embark on a psychological journey in which they reminisce about the LGBTQ+ scene in Syria and redefine their identities, while experiencing the decadence of the Finnish capital during Pride Week.