PLURAL+ Awards 2015: Another Kind of Girl
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- Age 32
Name: Khaldiya Aamir
Film: Another Kind of Girl; PLURAL+ Partner Award
What 3 words describe you best?
Compassionate, sentimental, and stubborn
Tell us about your film - what is it about?
The film talks about what life is like in the Za'tari refugee
camp. Through this film I wanted to show the world who us Syrian
children are and the challenges and risks that we face and
overcome despite the difficult circumstances we are currently
What motivated you to create this film?
My love for photography and filmmaking is what motivated me, with
the support of my teacher Laura. My fellow Syrians, especially
the children, have so many ambitions, hopes, and dreams that they
strive to achieve. I was determined to portray this disposition
rather than the stereotypical idea of Syrian children living in
the refugee camp like homeless people with no future.
Why do you think it is important for young people to make videos and to produce other types of media?
Because young people are the future. We are the ones who will rebuild the Syria of tomorrow. And because young people are the ones who are most damaged and negatively affected by this war, including forgoing a proper education and plunging into poverty, among many other things.
Who inspires you?
My teacher Laura is the only support I have and she is the one
who continually inspires me to do this work. I am very grateful
for her because she has aided and stood by me even to this point.
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