Nothing predisposed her to the art of photography and film-making… except this quest to the understanding of her plural identity, which encouraged her to start exploring the world.
Animated by a passion for nomadic adventure and inspired by the famous explorer Ibn Battuta, she decided to travel along the Silk Road, from Konya to Kashgar through Isfahan, from Samarkand to Almaty through Dushanbe, she explored Peshawar and she went even as far as Turpan, finally reaching the starting point of a new journey: Xi’an.
Contemplating the beauty of our world to better understand it. Meeting others, unexpectedly, and finding a way through. Reviving the memory of forgotten people. This is what naturally guided her to the art of photography and film-making: to better understand their histories, their diversities, their struggles, their strengths and their hopes, and to put under the spotlights the beauty of this very unknown part of the world.
Portraits and landscapes: experiencing journeys and everyday life scenes in which time seems to stop.
She is the author of two engaged documentaries. The first one “The stateless Rohingyas” aimed to give an overview on Burma and to better understand the situation of its minorities. Then the second one, “A journey with uyghur women” suggest to follow the path of engaged women.
She had numerous opportunities to speak at various conferences about her experience and journey, also a few exhibitions where she shared photographies of her travels in Central Asia and particularly on the Great Silk Road.
Actually she is working on a documentary series to promote women empowerment in rural areas of North Africa, starting with Morocco. This project is called Mdaif’IN meaning litteraly “We are hosted in” @mdaifin