Humanity on the Move
Humanity on the Move is a film series that tells the stories of those displaced by war, violence and natural disasters, who are seeking refuge and a new place to call home. Following families and individuals on their journeys from Syria to Europe and Central America to the U.S. Border, Humanity on the Move shines a light on the global struggle for safety and equal rights for refugees, migrants and displaced people through their own powerful stories.
I oversaw and collaborated on multiple components of this initiative including initial conception and fundraising for the film series, impact and engagement strategy and partnership development.
The Humanity on the Move Series
Violence has overrun El Salvador. The emergency medical unit Los Comandos de Salvamento is standing up to the gangs’ reign of terror. Sixteen-year-old Mimi is a dedicated Comando caught in the cross hairs. When her fellow Comando, 14-year-old Erick, is gunned down while serving, she faces pressure to flee El Salvador and head north.
Jury Award Winner - Austin Film Festival
Winner - Los Angeles Cinefest
Sky & Ground
Starting out on foot from Aleppo, Syria, we followed the Nabi family for 3 months as they made their way through and the Idomeni refugee camp near Thessaloniki, Greece into the Balkans and through Hungary, Austria and eventually Berlin. Along the way they suffer countless setbacks and heartache—all captured by our cameras with startling intimacy.
Towards the North
At a tiny refugee shelter in Tapachula, Mexico we meet Nelly and her daughter Joseline, who like millions of others, are fleeing extreme gang violence in Central America. With unprecedented intimacy, we enter their world and witness the daily battles of asylum seekers on the run: making the best of each day, meeting new friends and living in a constant state of fear. With their sights set on the U.S., mother and daughter cover the length of Mexico, facing immigration officials and taking selfies along the way – only to arrive in Tijuana where the U.S. border suddenly becomes a dark reality.