OTHER WORK EXPERIENCE
MODERATOR & VOLUNTEER DOCFeed
Oct. 2019 - Feb. 2020
In 2019 I got a glimpse of some films that were submitted for the upcoming festival.
When the program was established I gave an extra hand organizing and programming the Alumni-Talks and the Meet the Directors. It is the core of Doc Feed to make everybody feel welcome and let directors meet each other during the festival.
I had the chance to get some more insight in the organisation and the programming of a documentary festival. At the same time, due to the Meet the Directors and as a moderator, I was able to learn, get inspired and exchange great ideas.
MODERATOR IDFA 2019 (International Documentary Film Festival)
Nov. - Dec. 2019
As a moderator I represent IDFA as the host during screenings. I had to give a short introduction before the film starts and moderate a Q&A-session with the directors. Amongst others Marina Meijer, Lina Alabed and Ruud Lenssen . I had the responsibility to provide the filmmaker and the audience with a cherry on top of their experience.
Sept. - Oct. 2019
As a guide at the Dutch Film Festival you are the point of contact for the visitors of the NFF, or for the people who have no idea yet what the festival entails. You need to know everything about the program prior to the festival in order to recommend films to visitors and make them enthusiastic about visiting.
DIRECTOR The Bridge (Tweespraak)
Dec. 2016 - Feb. 2019
Besides the role of director I had to recruit people to work with me, conduct research, prepare interviews, advertise my documentary, create a bond with the Moroccan community and be creative when things were not working out as planned. With a kickstarters project I raised money to hire a cameraman and soundsman to realize my project.
Internship March 2018 – August 2018
Project Employee (PE) Education August 2018 - Jan. 2019
During my internship at the development-team of Diversion I got the luxury to get to know many different facets of the organisation. Beside spotting new trends and gaining new communication skills, I was involved with developing different projects which could be implemented in the classroom.
As a PE I worked for the MIND Young Academy (MYA). The aim of the MYA is to break through the taboo on psychological health and to identify and prevent complaints at an early stage. The school year of 2018/2019 the program was being expanded and I was responsible for the recruitment of schools and marketing of the school program.
It was a great experience to work in such a hybrid, enthusiastic and young team who want to make the world a better place.
Creatief met Film - Academy
Aug. 2019 - Dec. 2019
During the course I will develop a valuable network, learn how to make a good film plan, clarify my focus and a strategy for grant applications. I thrilled and highly motivated to commit to becoming a documentary filmmaker and get to know the field.
Bachelor in Liberal Arts&Sciences
2013 - 2017
During my time at UCM I took a wide variety of courses and I realized that I enjoy an interdisciplinary concentration of Humanities and Social Sciences (SSC) with a focus on Contemporary Security Studies from a Cultural Perspective. I wrote my thesis on the integration of the Moroccan and Turkish third generation. At UCM I developed a way of combining research with reality and learned how to step outside of the bubble and form my own opinion.
Project: Undergraduate Research: The Documentary
Beside directing and doing research my main task of the documentary was conducting the interviews. Since the topic is still taboo it was important to make the interviewees feel at ease. The group dynamic was very intense where we worked together for a long time and definitely finished our project all with proud. Creative- and solution thinking was also part of the job and is something I further developed in this time period.
Aug. 2015 - Dec. 2015
For my semester abroad I went to Aarhus School of Business and Social Sciences. Here I took four courses where I gained some new insights into the business field. Courses as Persuasion and Inter Cultural Communication where very refreshing and showed me how my SSC background can be applied in different fields.
Beside the studies I was able to get special insight into the Danish culture, where I felt very much at home. Furthermore, I see this semester abroad as an unique experience where I got to know great new people.