2015 has been the year of making videos that matter. As a (hu)man, women mean a lot to me. My mother is a woman. My wife is also. Heck, I have a feeling my daughter will be one when she grows up. And every one of these videos deal with gender issues around the world. It's been really special to contribute to making the world a better place for women.
At the time of this writing, I've shot 11 short films but only two are public.
You can watch the first story, Zubeida: On Her Own Two Feet, about a woman who contracted Polio as a child. Shockingly, being disabled has resulted in her being physically and verbally abused. A life that is all too commonly associated with people—especially women—with disabilities. But Zubeida has the most incredible attitude. To meet her is to like her. She's a strong woman who seems much taller than her 5'4" stature.
The second video that's been made public has been sort of a big deal. You see, it's a video for Michelle Obama's Let Girls Learn initiative. You can watch it below. The experience of meeting and filming Raghad and Ghusun was amazing. Seeing people of different cultures in their own countries and the perspective I gain as a traveler is the greatest benefit of this job by far.
Credit Where Credit is Due
The photos from Jordan, and of me in action were taken by the very talented, super likeable, and very Italian Thomas Cristofoletti. Check out his work when you get a second!