Safe Zone - Fatima's Journey

Fatima, a twelve year old Syrian girl, tells her harrowing story of escape from war as she tries to rebuild her life and pursue her dreams of music and school. As she deals with PTSD, Fatima illustrates the compassionate bond of family as she struggles with becoming a young woman in a refugee camp.

2.5% - The Osa Peninsula

Costa Rica’s Osa Peninsula,the most biologically intense place on Earth faces tourism development that threatens to destroy it, and only its local communities can save it.

Rio, Favela Santa Marta

A playful film of my experience with Rio’s street vendors and working class that inhabit its infamous favelas. They brought me into their homes and showed me how to cook Brazilian food, how to dance Brazilian forró, and taught me about the slave history of the city. I saw a deeply cultural side of Rio I would have missed without connecting with this community.

After making a documentary about the social and environmental impact of tourism, I started a company called Lokal that makes it easy and safe to book culturally immersive experiences around the world.