Documentary
OLIVELA, CREATING CHOICES
Editor | 2018

Documentary

Syrian girls living as refugees in Jordan are given a second chance at education. This series of short documentaries profiles the stories of 30 young girls who escaped war, poverty, and childhood marriage in order to pursue their dreams.

THE EXPATRIATES
Producer | 2018

Documentary Series

A TV series about Arabic figures who left their country of origin to settle abroad. Each episode follows the story of a professional who endured great hardships and faced significant challenges in the country they had emigrated to, but was determined to succeed. 
MALCOLM X CENTER
Director | Editor | 2018

Documentary

Honoring, Preserving and Promoting The Legacy of The Great African American Muslim Leader; Malcolm X. This short biographical documentary highlights the man behind the legacy through speeches given by his friends, family and admirers. 

UMMA CLINIC
Producer | Director | 2017

Documentary

a moving short film that gives a snapshot of how the UMMA Clinic has impacted the lives and health of the residents of South Los Angeles.
CAPTAIN
Editor | 2017

Documentary

Following the journey of a young mixed martial artists during his physical and mental preparation leading into his first professional fight.
WHEN WE SPEAK UP
Director | 2017

PSA

A touching PSA promoting unity despite differences, and encouraging people to speak up against hate with love, featuring Russel Simmons

THE PROPHET

Director | 2015

Film Promotion

Selma Hayek discusses her 2015 film “The Prophet”, and why it was such an important film for her to be a part of.
NEXT STEPS
Director | 2015

Documentary

A short documentary on an annual retreat of ex-convicts into the mountains where they discuss and give support to one another in their struggles to re assimilate into society.

ARABEEKI
Producer | Editor | 2015

Documentary Series

Pilot episode of a documentary series on Arab Americans, profiling hip-hop artists in their attempt to use the genre to express their own stories and struggles as Arabs. 

QUEST ONE

Editor | 2014

Documentary

Documentary promoting and highlighting up and coming hip hop group Quest One on their journey to success.

THE TORTURED: STORIES OF SURVIVAL
Director | 2014

Documentary

Recognized by Human Rights Watch, ACLU and featured on KPFK radio.
This graphic depiction of inhuman acts follows the stories of people who endured torture from the dungeons of Syria to the infamous “Hanoi Hilton” In Vietnam, and lived to tell the horrific tales. These first hand accounts of brutality and survival lead the viewers to question the extent of human sadism and the limits of human fortitude.

DR. RODRIGUEZ (KAISER)

Editor | 2014

Doctor Profile

A profile of physician Dr. Rodriguez. Why he got into medicine and what keeps him motivated to continue helping people.

UMMA PATIENTS

Director | 2013

Documentary

Patients of the UMMA Community Clinic in South Los Angles share their stories of  their struggles with health and how UMMA helped them to live a healthier lifestyle.

CAIR LA

Director | Editor | 2011

Documentary

A look back at the founding and tireless work of CAIR in their efforts to fight for social and political justice.
RONAN
Producer | Director | 2011

Documentary

The story of a happy four-year-old boy, Ronan, and his family as they learn to deal with Ronans rare condition. This moving documentary explores how a family coping with such a rare medical condition attempt to balance the difficulties of their sons disease, while maintaining a positive family atmosphere.

ISLAMIC EDUCATION SERIES
Producer | Director | Editor | 2010

Documentary

A three part educational series on the different aspects of prayer in the Islamic faith

AHMED VALVE
Producer | Director | 2008

Documentary

A short biography of Dr. Mateen Ahmed and how he invented the “Ahmed Valve” which effectively cured Glaucoma.
AMERICAN RAMADAN
Unit Director | 2006

Documentary

Award winning film has aired on over 50 PBS stations and continues to be screened around the world.

American Ramadan is a bold and exciting look at the American Muslim experience. It explores and reveals the holiest of rituals, shared by the Abrahamic traditions, but practiced by more – the act of Fasting for Faith. Contrast to the media stereotypes of Muslims as sheltered and outcasts, the film illustrates the everyday struggles, fears, hopes and challenges that everyone, Muslim or not, faces everyday.