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Operations Consultant

Scott Ross is a digital media executive who has led George Lucas’ companies and founded, along with James Cameron and Stan Winston, Digital Domain, Inc. one of the largest digital production studios in the motion picture and advertising industries. Under Ross’ leadership, Industrial Light and Magic won five Academy Awards for Best Visual Effects. Under Ross’ direction, from 1993-2006, Digital Domain received eight Academy Award nominations and won an Oscar for Titanic, and later on for What Dreams May Come, and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. Digital Domain received additional nominations for True Lies, Apollo 13, and I, Robot. It garnered four Scientific and Technical Academy Awards for its proprietary software. Its Commercials Division has attracted Fortune 500 clients including Nike, American Express, Gatorade, Anheuser-Busch, Coca-Cola, and Mercedes Benz, receiving dozens of Clio Awards.
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Executive Producer

Gisel Kordestani is co-founder and COO of Crowdpac, a new marketplace to transform politics. She also an advisor to a European venture fund and serves on the board of a two nonprofit organizations. In 2012, after over 8 years, she left Google where she led New Business Development teams across Europe, Middle East, Africa, Latin America and Asia with a focus on social, new advertising and web platforms globally. In addition, she engaged Google in developing the Palestinian IT sector about which she gave a TEDx talk on how technology has changed social movements. Prior to Google, Gisel worked in business development on Men in Black II, Charlie’s Angels, and XXX for Sony Pictures, and for, an e-commerce fashion start-up.
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Producer & Director

Prof. Miriam Abu Sharkh is a Consulting Associate Professor at the Stanford Center for International Development. She is on faculty at the Development Studies Institute at the London School of Economics and Political Science, where she is the Principal Research Fellow on a prestigious grant by the European Research Council on global governance and human rights. She has written on the spread and effect of human rights related labour standards as well as on welfare regimes, gender discrimination, child labour, social movements and work satisfaction. She has been working on production of Gaza: Tunnels to Nowhere, and her other documentary film Arab Spring Wedding, since 2010.
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Editor and Post-Production Supervisor

Veronica has travelled in South America, Central America, Asia and Africa a translator. Her career in broadcasting began in 1998 with L'Odyssée Bleue, a documentary about an attempt to free a captive dolphin. This experience was followed by a stint at TSR as a video reporter and director, then editor, producer and camera operator in Switzerland. At TSR, in 2001 she worked on the production of the documentary series Secours en Montagne and in 2003 she co-directed the series Profession Guide de Montagne. She then directed and produced Spitzberg, sur un pied d'égalité, produced by Seven Doc, Haïti Mon Peyi and served as assistant director for the film Dakini, le féminin de la sagesseby Veronique Jannot. Having dual Swiss and American nationality, Veronica now divides her time between Europe and the United States, where she has just completed a short fictional film that will soon be presented at the Sundance Film Festival (United States) and the Berlin International Film Festival.

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Editor Laith Al-Majali edited numerous film pieces including Captain Abu Raed, a winner at Sundance and 27 other programs.
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Daniel Marracino is the US based Director of Photography. He is an experienced documentary filmmaker, and has worked with Michael Moore and Morgan Spurlock. This is his second film on the Middle East after Gaza: Tunnels to Nowhere.

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Zakaria Harbid is the Gaza-based Director of Photography. Harbid has extensive experience in documentary, and won the Rory Peck Award for Hard News. This is his second film on the Middle East after Gaza: Tunnels to Nowhere.
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Recording artist Jef Stott has been deftly navigating the realms of world fusion music for over a decade, where he has consistently been at the forefront of the International Global Bass movement. He has been working on the score for Arab Spring Wedding since 2011.

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Post-Production Assistant

Yvette Dickson-Tetteh is currently a student at Stanford University earning a dual degree in Social and Cultural Anthropology and French. She is an aspiring documentary filmmaker, and was recently awarded the Beagle II Award (2012) by Stanford’s Anthropology department to make her first feature documentary about a Hindu community in Ghana.
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Post-Production Assistant

A recent graduate of Stanford University, Ronny Hamed is currently serving as a co-producer of a medical ethics documentary and an outreach coordinator of Camera as Witness, a Stanford-based human rights program affiliated with the United Nations Association Film Festival (UNAFF). Ronny Hamed has ties to Palestine, Israel, and the United States and is considering a career in disability rights or LGBT healthcare.

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Post-Production Assistant

Camryn is a student at Stanford University working towards a degree in Film and Media Studies with a focus on screenwriting and production. She is an aspiring filmmaker most interested in the creation of character-focused stories, and recently produced her first documentary short about the vendors and attendees of the Bay Area Maker Faire. This is her first film of two films on the Middle East, the second of which being Arab Spring Wedding.
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MC Rai is a native North African musician born in southern Tunisia, a place known for poetry, groovy African beats, and traditional Chaabi folk music. Turning to neighboring Algerian Rai music marked the beginning of his genre-blending style that has become the signature of his career. After moving to the United States in 2000, MC Rai fused sounds from the West with his deep-rooted Eastern culture. He gained attention from North American audiences for his infectious voice, fiery stage presence, and multi-cultural lyrics. MC Rai garnered a worldwide fan base and recognition from key players in the music industry and major Hollywood composers. His work has been licensed in major motion pictures such as Rendition, You Don’t Mess with Zohan, and the HBO series Sleeper Cell. He has performed with well-known Rai musician Khaled, and appeared on stage with diverse artists such as Bonnie Raitt, Joan Baez, Shakira, and Slayer.