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London Lockdown

London Lockdown portrays London’s Arabic-speaking community during the coronavirus crisis. It follows six characters facing stark choices – whether they should put their lives on hold, or help those in need, by drawing on their …

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Baghdad Cop

Policing Baghdad is a monumental task. The city has suffered decades of bloodshed owing to war, insurgency, invasion, aerial bombing, and sectarian killing. These ravages have mutilated the city’s infrastructure and eroded social bonds. Domestic …

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Iraq: A State of Mind

In the past 40 years, Iraq has endured three major wars, a violent coup, two invasions, a decade of bombing, two insurgencies, attack by the so-called Islamic State group and a sectarian civil war. All …

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BBC HARDtalk on the road in Eastern Libya

HARDtalk is on the road in Eastern Libya. Benghazi, the country’s second city Benghazi, has been torn apart by six years of war. After the fall of Gaddafi Libya plunged into anarchy, radical Islamists seized …

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( John Simpson 50 Years on the Frontline)

( John Simpson 50 Years on the Frontline) Cameraman. November 2016 In a highly personal Panorama, John looks back over his 50-year career, revisiting the people and places that have impacted on him most, as …

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Life on the Rubbish tip

I spent 6 months in northern Iraq to tell the story of one woman – Sunwr Omar – whose father is on the run, having been accused of her killing. (Life on the Rubbish Dump) Producer/Director. …

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Killing for Honour

(Killing for Honour) Producer/Director. January 2016 BBC I spent 6 months in northern Iraq to tell the story of one woman – Sunwr Omar – whose father is on the run, having been accused of her …

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Hide and Seek

Short film H&S tells a story of a young Kurdish boy who wants to become a Peshmerga. Soon he will discover the true meaning of that word. A rich, affecting story set in a beautiful, …

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Kurds of the Caliphate

(Kurds of the Caliphate) Producer/Director. May 2015 BBC I spent 6 months to invistigate how have Islamic State managed to recruit hundreds of young Kurds to fight for the Caliphate against their own families?

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Slaves of the Caliphate

The BBC’s Arabic Service follows a young woman as she negotiates to free Yazidi women being held captive by Islamic State fighters in Northern Iraq Slaves of the Caliphate, a compelling documentary made by freelance …

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