Inspiring Filmmaker: 2017

Khaldiya Jibawi

Khaldiya Jibawi

Khaldiya, 18, is from Dara'a, Syria. She fled the civil war 3 years ago and now lives in Za'atari Refugee Camp in Jordan. This was her first time using a camera and making a film. She continues to make videos when she can, and would like to start initiatives in the camp that will help other girls express their stories - through media, a comedy troupe, and theater. She wants to use the power of storytelling to create change in her community, and hopes to pass on what she learns to younger girls in the camp.

FILM: Another Kind of Girl

Another Kind of Girl

A 17-year-old girl meditates on how her refugee camp has opened up new horizons and given her a sense of courage that she lacked in Syria.

Past Screenings:
  • Kassel Documentary Film Festival
  • Los Angeles Film Festival
  • Punto de Vista Film Festival
  • Sundance Film Festival
  • SXSW Film Festival