Another Kind Of Girl By Khaldiya Jibawi
3/4J Mrs Joyce has stumbled upon an inspirational move made by a young girl living in Camp Zaatari. Her name is Khaldiya.
We are going to watch her film and connect with what we know about Zaatari and about Khaldiya.http://www.npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/2016/06/05/480611303/syrian-teens-9-minute-doc-hits-cannes-sundance-l-a-film-fest shares the success of the film and tells us the following details about the remarkable young lady Khaldiya.
Khaldiya Jibawi dreams of being a documentary filmmaker.
And she’s off to a great start.
The 18-year-old Syrian refugee made her first film in a refugee camp in Jordan, and it’s been shown at Sundance, SXSW and the Cannes Film Festival, to name a few. This weekend, her documentary shows at the Los Angeles Film Festival.
It’s called Another Kind of Girl — a phrase she uses to describe herself after filming gave her a new sense of courage.
Jibawi is just shy of her 19th birthday. She’ll celebrate at the Zaatari Refugee Camp in Jordan. She and her family fled Syria in 2012 and have been living in the camp since then. She is one of nearly 80,000 refugees there.
Jibawi’s documentary, which depicts her everyday life, was filmed on a handheld video camera. She helps her siblings with homework, listens to music on her bed and walks around the camp with her friends. But there are also moments of frustration and melancholy: A shot of her hand tracing dirt on a window pane, a dusty tarp flapping in the wind, a door slamming.
- What do you know about Khaldiya as a person after watching the film?
- Why do you think she loves making films?
- Why do you think this is an award winning short documentary?