A FIGHT FOR MERCI

Due to an assault in 2015 Merci Chrisette, a black trans woman, faces possible prison time in a male facility, unless she can get her case heard in Brooklyn's Mental Health Court. Because mental illness is not clear-cut, the Mental Health Court aims to judge cases in a more nuanced way, and to prevent the rising number of incarcerated people with mental health conditions.

Director/ Producer/ 2nd Shooter


I AM FARZANNA

Farzanna's story is an intimate portrait of a young Muslim woman recalling her memories growing up Muslim in New York under the long shadows of 9/11. Islamophobia and rampant bullying affected her identity growing up, leading her to entertain dark thoughts of self harm and even suicide.                              

Director/ Producer/ 2nd Shooter


reSISTERHOOD: Domestic Workers United Fights Exploitation

Domestic workers play an increasingly significant role in the U.S. economy. Yet their labor continues to be invisible and unregulated. These factors, combined, make domestic workers especially vulnerable to exploitation and abuse on the job. In this story we follow Lizeth, who's been a domestic worker since 1994, shortly after she arrived in the U.S.

Co-Producer/ 2nd Shooter

In a political climate where reproductive rights have increasingly come under attack, we turn to Brooklyn's communities of color, which are most vulnerable with some of the highest rates of teen pregnancy and HIV in New York City.

A WEEKEND IN CHICAGO

 

Three days, 64 people shot, six of them dead: Memorial Day on the streets, and the violence that has engulfed families and neighborhoods.

Assistant Video Editor, Chicago Bureau


BRIC TV brought together the voices of those who struggle with mental health, those who treat mental illness and those on the front lines of securing mental health as a civil right for all.


RISE ABOVE

Antione Day spent nearly 10 years in prison for a crime he didn't commit. After being exonerated in 2002, he dedicated his life to helping the formally incarcerated turn their lives around. Day acts as mentor and stand-in father for 21-year-old Shaquille Thompson, who is trying to distance himself from the gang violence of the South Side Chicago neighborhood where he grew up.  

Co-Director/ Co-Producer


SAVE SYRIA

The Syrian government is targeting civilians and committing brutal war crimes. Left unchecked, the spread and continuation of these crimes could amount to genocide. In a country of 22 million, half are displaced. More than 400,000 are dead. In the city of Aleppo alone, 120,000 children are at risk. Video done for the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.

Interview Videographer