War-Torn Girlhood, Newborn Dreams

The Syrian crisis has left hundreds of thousands of adolescent girls vulnerable to child marriage and in need of adequate gender-based violence, sexual education and reproductive health services. UNFPA is helping to fill this void in Jordan, where 42,000 Syrian refugees are girls between the ages of 12 and 17. This is Asma's story.

Client: United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)

Roles: director, producer, cinematographer, writer, associate editor

Architect, Not Child Bride

Over 1,800 youth in Jordan’s Zaatari refugee camp have benefitted from trainings on reproductive health and gender-based violence at the Questscope-UNFPA Youth Centre. This is the story of 16-year-old Yanal, who became an advocate against child marriage after learning about its harms at the centre.

Client: United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)

Roles: director, producer, cinematographer, writer, associate editor

Divorced at 17

Lamis thought getting married would be her only hope for a better future after fleeing to Jordan as a refugee from Syria. But, soon after exchanging vows, her husband became abusive and she promptly filed for divorce. Though it wasn't easy, Lamis fought through the stigma of being a teen divorcee. She re-enrolled in high school and plans to go to college next. Her ultimate dream, she says, is to become a psychiatrist so she can help others.

Client: independent project

Roles: director, producer, cinematographer, writer, editor

Meet Jordan’s First Woman Mechanic

Balqees Bani Hani is the first woman to run a garage in Jordan. Her mechanic shop in Irbid only repairs other women's cars and now she wants to expand and train more women to help her in her shop.

Client: NewsDeeply

Roles: director, producer, cinematographer, writer

#SpeakUpJO: 16 Voices on Sexual Harassment

The “#SpeakUpJo: 16 Voices on Sexual Harassment” video series and social media campaign, as part of the 16 Days Against Gender-Based Violence, is composed of 16 short videos featuring individuals in Jordan sharing a personal story, anecdote or message about sexual harassment in the country. To view all of the videos, visit the UNFPA Jordan YouTube page here.

Client: United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)

Roles: director, producer, cinematographer, writer, associate editor

What Trump’s UNFPA Cuts Mean for Syrian Refugees in Jordan

The Trump administration's cuts to the United Nations Population Fund are threatening health centers that help Syrian refugees in Jordan.

Client: NewsDeeply

Roles: director, producer, cinematographer, writer

#AWomanEvenHere: The Story of Reem, a Syrian Refugee in Jordan

Despite her best efforts to build a life out of the ruin, Reem, 26, is grappling with an unshakable anxiety about her future as a Syrian refugee in Jordan.

Client: United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)

Role: cinematographer

Adolescent Girls’ Aspirations

UNFPA asked adolescent girls from Palestine, Jordan, Kurdistan Iraq, Libya, Yemen, Somalia and Syria about their dreams and aspirations.

Client: United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)

Role: Jordan cinematographer

Migrant Domestic Workers Face Abuse, Mistreatment in Jordan

Some 30,000 migrant domestic workers in Jordan work in the shadows without proper documentation. While some left their employers for better wages, many fled due to abuse, unpaid salaries, or other forms of mistreatment.

Client: Channel News Asia

Roles: director, producer, cinematographer, writer, correspondent

Jordan Looks to Asia to Revive its Tourism Industry

The increasing number of visitors from Asian countries, like China, could be the boost that Jordan needs to revive its tourism industry - a sector that plummeted in 2011 after the start of the Arab Spring.

Client: Channel News Asia

Roles: director, producer, cinematographer, writer, correspondent

Jordan Makes Artificial Rain Using Thai Technology

In water-poor Jordan, an innovative Thai technology, called cloud seeding, is being used to make artificial rain. But Jordanian officials are unsure whether this will help solve their water shortage.

Client: Channel News Asia

Roles: director, producer, cinematographer, writer, correspondent

Jordanian Churches Help Iraqi Christian Refugees

Iraqi Christian refugees in Jordan are celebrating Christmas despite facing an uncertain future and neglect from the international community.

Client: Channel News Asia

Roles: director, producer, cinematographer, writer, correspondent

Syrian Refugee Children Heal at Zaatari Taekwondo Academy

A popular martial art from Korea has made its way to the Zaatari refugee camp in Jordan. Taekwondo is helping the camp’s children look to a brighter future.

Client: Channel News Asia

Roles: director, producer, cinematographer, writer, correspondent