I graduated from the National Film and Television School with a MA in Documentary Direction in 2005, where I directed and produced five films over the past two years. Before NFTS I lived in New York City, where I was a field worker and interviewer in the child welfare and criminal justice systems During that time, I studied in Third World Newsreel's workshop, through which I produced and directed two short and was also a member of the activist collective, Paper Tiger Televison, with whom I collaborated on two documentaries about American involvement in Middle East Politics. Before that, I worked in independent feature film development and production for two years, and was the assistant to documentary director Errol Morris, my first job after graduating from college. I came to Errol after having studied philosophy at Swarthmore College in Pennsylvania and Deep Springs College in California. I was born and raised in Boston, USA by Syrian-Lebanese and Swiss parents. I now live and work in London.
Exhibits and Screenings
2004 Jerusalem, Shortlisted for Beck's Futures Student Award in Film and Video, screened at ICA, London. To be broadcast on Channel 4.
2001 Self-Defense, Museum of Modern Art, New York, Documentary Fortnight, Galapagos, NY, The Culture Project, NYC.