Hello My Film Kin:
I first got hooked on filmmaking because I believe it's a major resource for popular education and cross-cultural exchange. Over the past decade, I've focused my efforts on making films that put a human face on the many-faceted consequences of U.S. immigration policy.
My first project, Crossing Arizona, was an official selection of the Sundance Film Festival and recipient of the CINE Masters Series Award for excellence in documentary filmmaking. As a follow up, "Two Americans" investigates the impact of giving local police the authority to enforce federal immigration laws. Two Americans aired nationally on Al Jazeera America.
As a former Fulbright Fellow, I am grateful to have had the opportunity to collaborate with filmmakers and journalists in Jordan to produce documentaries at the onset of the Arab Spring.
Being the Industry Program Manager of Illuminate Film Festival allows me to put my passion for impact filmmaking to good use as our fest is committed to bringing transformational cinema to the next level.