Fourteen-year-old Nidal is one of the 4.8 million Syrians who have been displaced by war. Born female, Nidal has identified as a boy since he was nine years old which coincided with their escape from Syria. As his body starts to mature, he is forced to navigate the complexity of his circumstances in the confines of a refugee camp and a culture that cannot comprehend gender fluidity.
Born and raised in Baghdad, Iraq, filmmaker Tarek Turkey has a unique and raw approach to finding and capturing challenging stories. His genuine interest and investment in the lives of those he films give his documentaries an intimate and multi-faceted perspective. His latest work "Daughters of Paradise" was nominated for a Webby Award in 2016.