Born in Jordan, I have worked and resided in London, Rome, Dubai and Amman.
My documentary practice investigates socio-cultural issues and questions of identity, and seeks to raise awareness on experiences of exile, uprooting, and displacement among marginalized groups.
Currently I'm on assignment in the Middle East in Jordan and the West Bank.
In boom times the rise of Dubai came at a weighty cost to the city’s migrant construction workers. And today, with the collapse of Dubai’s building industry, these same labourers have borne the worst of the downturn. Shunted aside, forgotten, deported and paid next to nothing.
Projections is about remembering the ghosts of these ‘lost’ men, it’s about telling the story of an audacious dream built on the most fragile human backbone. But most importantly, it tries to give an identity to these forgotten people who built Dubai - who came and went unnoticed.
The role of conservative Mennonite mothers in shaping identity and tradition from generation to generation is a powerful one. They guard the memories and pass on cherished values and objects from grandmother, to mother to daughter. The memories include stories — tales of who they were and what they will become, as a daughter, a sister or a mother.
Olivia Hilldercach, 7, getting ready for geese hunting in Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory on October 05, 2014. "When I hunt I feel happy for other people because we give them food," Hilldercach explains why she hunts.