2016 Schedule

Interactive: March 11–15  •  Film: March 11–19  •  Music: March 15–20

Another Kind of Girl

Saturday, March 12
1:30PM - 3:08PM


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17-year-old Khaldiya meditates on how the refugee camp has opened up new horizons and given her a sense of courage that she lacked in Syria. Filmed as part of a 3-month media workshop with Syrian girls living in Jordan's Za’atari Refugee Camp who documented their everyday lives – how it looks, feels and sounds from the ground, at the heart of their world.

Section: Documentary Shorts Competition
Country: Jordan
Language: Arabic with English Subtitles
Year: 2015
Runtime: 9min

Director: Khaldiya Jibawi

Executive Producer: Laura Doggett

Producer: Brooke Brewer, Tasneem Toghoj

Screenwriter: Khaldiya Jibawi

Cinematographer: Khaldiya Jibawi

Editor: Laura Doggett

Additional Credits: , : Laura Doggett


Khaldiya, 18, is from Dara'a, Syria. She fled the civil war 3 years ago and now lives in Za'atari Refugee Camp in Jordan. This is her first film. She continues to film, and would like to start initiatives in the camp that will help other girls express their stories - through media, a comedy troupe, and theater.

Public Film Contact
Laura Doggett
Another Kind of Girl Collective
(919) 937-4062

Publicity Contact
Laura Doggett



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