I often work as a facilitator in participatory documentary filmmaking. I believe in the power of self-representation and the creative potential that everyone has. That’s why I started my filmmaking journey with my own family’s story. My work mostly looks at immigration, and underrepresented groups, and attempts to change the negative mainstream narratives that surround it. I think the change can start with new storytellers and accessible filmmaking. I work with community groups and organisations.
MY PROUD MOMENT: A GROUP OF WOMEN MADE THEIR FIRST FILM. NOW IT IS AN EDUCATIONAL RESOURCE!
No Radio Silence - Human Rights for New Scots - Educational Resource
I have had a chance to work with a group of amazing women, Unity Sisters, who all experienced the asylum system in the UK. After 6 weeks of storytelling, sound recording, filming, directing, producing, and editing workshops, the group made a hybrid documentary film that is called ‘No Radio Silence’.
The film discusses the integration of refugees and asylum seekers, particularly women, in Glasgow. The filmmakers talk about the challenges they face in their everyday lives. The voices in the film call for change and propose solutions from individuals, communities, policymakers, and ultimately the whole current system that does not allow for the full integration of refugees and asylum seekers in our society.
After the film's premiere, now the film is an e-book for the educational resource that will be sent out to local schools, supporting teachers to create discussion activities around the No Radio Silence short film. The resource was made by Unity Sisters and Govanhill Baths Community Trust as part of the 'Our Rights, Our Communities' project.