The Last Plight
A Vimeo Staff Pick. The Last Plight is a powerful short documentary shot and directed by Sargon Saadi. The film gives a glimpse into the lives of the Assyrian and Yazidi minority after the 2014 ISIS terrorist attacks. Shot in Iraq.Watch Now
Silence After The Storm
Shot on the war frontlines in Iraq and Syria. Silence After The Storm is a documentary about the existential threat to the indiginous Assyrian minority by ISISWatch Now
Cinematography is Art bathed in Science
Born in 1988 in Syria, Sargon Saadi is a freelance cinematographer based in Los Angeles. His passion for filmmaking brought him to the United States in 2006, as there was no film school in Syria at the time. He studied cinematography at Columbia College in Chicago and graduated in 2011.
Sargon has worked on numerous projects ranging from independent films and documentaries to mainstream productions, including working with the lighting deptartment in NBC's Chicago Fire and Crisis.
Cinema is not only an entertainment. As an artist, Sargon believes deeply in the role of cinema in changing societies for the better.
He has made several films in Iraq and his native Syria, committed to raising awareness about the persecution of ethnic and religious minorities.
Sargon won "Best Director" award for his work on "Silence After The Storm" documentary at the Fine Arts Film Festival Venice, CA. The same film got nomintated for "Best Short Documentary" at the International Film Fest Madrid, Spain.
His previous film, The Last Plight, is an award-winning documentary that was screened before the United Nations and the European Parliament.Watch Cinematography Demo Reel
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