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Help me make a documentary of the Syrian refugees living in the Zaatari Refugee Camp in Jordan: daily challenges, fears, and suffering.
Help me make a documentary of the Syrian refugees living in the Zaatari Refugee Camp in Jordan: daily challenges, fears, and suffering.
Help me make a documentary of the Syrian refugees living in the Zaatari Refugee Camp in Jordan: daily challenges, fears, and suffering.
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Syria is a country ravaged by war, murder, hunger, cold, and fear. As a result of these unfortunate developments, a large percentage of the Syrian population has fled the country either as refugees or visitors in nearby countries. There are now about 2,000,000 plus registered Syrian refugees living in dire and desperate conditions. Refugee camps have been created in several nearby countries such as Turkey and Jordan. This August, I am planning to begin filming for my documentary "AL-Laj'een: The Zaatari Refugees." I will be volunteering at the Zaatari Refugee Camp in Jordan, which will give me the opportunity to create this documentary. The Zaatari Refugee Camp is located about 60 miles outside Amman, the capital of Jordan. While I am working in the camp, I will be conducting interviews with refugees and filming the intricacies of living as a displaced person in a camp for my documentary. My goal is to find a story that will make a compelling documentary that will provide a detailed and visual account of the daily lives of the displaced people in the Zaatari Refugee Camp. I hope that the final product will be more than just a creative project, which is why I am choosing a documentary because it is the most effective way to tell a real story with real characters and thus raise real awareness. Please donate now and help me complete this project which will not only help me grow as an artist and storyteller, but will also remind the world that the Syrian crisis is not over. Help me stop the silence. 

Risks and challenges

Some risks that could arrive after my project is successfully funded include refugees refusing to be filmed or interviewed, not getting enough interviews from both refugees and others who are knowledgable about the crisis, and not being able to move freely around the camp for filming. However, I am fluent in Arabic which will help me in gaining the trust of refugees. Also, the fact that I am Syrian will help me bridge the gap between my world and theirs. Hopefully, I will be able to convince the refugees that I am filming this film solely for the purpose of helping them overcome their situation. I am also a piano major and I plan to compose all the music for the documentary. I have already started composing so as to not delay the project. I am planning to have the project finished in one year. I am working hard to make it as a professional as possible. I have consulted a film professor at my college who is now helping me learn how to produce, write, and film a documentary. This will help me overcome the challenge of filming professional looking video for my documentary. I am serious about this project and I will do whatever it takes to get it completed and to make it as moving and as unique as possible. If you have anymore questions please email me at dhabash@bsc.edu.

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