Projects
We don`t talk
April 2022 | Directing & filming documentary
‘We don’t talk` is a confronting documentary of in-depth conversations between therapists and youngsters who are entangled in the complex network of sexual violence and exploitation. It takes us into the inner struggle of four characters in their process to break free from this world while they are all still — to a greater or lesser extent – connected to it and can`t seem to part with.

Celebrated it`s World premiere at Movies that Matter 2022, where the film was nominated for the Dutch Movies Matter and Grand Jury Award.
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We don`t talk
April 2022 | Solo photography exhibition
This exhibition focuses on the persisting memories of traumatic experiences, and the process of redefining them. I subtly bring the invisible world to the surface and make it visible, without underlining the sensation, which would make it louder. There’s beauty in being able to work with those memories and to change your perception, to see yourself in a new, softer, light. We have the capacity—in the space between memory and imagination—to alter ourselves in retrospect.
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I ❤ My Muslim
February 2018 | Directing & filming documentary
Carla is a 62-year-old Dutch woman who has converted to Islam and marries a 33-year-old Libyan freedom fighter. The film shows their daily routine in Amsterdam, and how political events in the Middle East effect their lives. Carla has a no-nonsense attitude towards the tensions surrounding Islam and the Muslim community in her own country. Even though Fouad seems to truly Carla, they seek a second younger wife to provide him with children. This will put their relationship to the test.

The documentary has been selected by international film festivals including DOK.fest München and Movies that Matter where the film has been nominated for the Dutch Doc award.
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Moroccan mothers NTR
November 2015 | directing documentary TV series
After the exhibition of `Moroccan Mothers’, we developed a television series for broadcaster NTR. I directed five episodes of 25 minutes.
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Moroccan mothers
November 2014 | filming and directing multi media project
Two years I interviewed Moroccan moms to hear their views on raising their sons in the Netherlands. We hardly see or hear them in the media. It proved to be very difficult to find moms who wanted to cooperate but ten women did and what they have to say is worth listing too.
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