I’m a Syrian-American filmmaker, as well as Assistant Professor in Residence at Northwestern University in Qatar. I was living and working in Damascus as a filmmaker when the Syrian Revolution started in March 2011. I wish to express my interest in screening one of my films during the conference. Mare Nostrum (2016, 14 minutes) is a short narrative that has been selected in 85 international film festivals including Sundance and has won 32 international prizes including Best Film at the BBC Arabic Film Festival in 2017. Logline: On a Mediterranean shore, a Syrian Father makes a decision that puts his daughter’s life at risk.
2019 Special Focus—Border Crossing Narratives: Learning from the Refugee Experience
Assistant Professor, Northwestern University, Qatar