- Civil war and ISIS have displaced half of the Syrian population
- There are nearly 4.4 million registered Syrian refugees
- Women and children make up 75% of the Syrian refugee population
- They are the most vulnerable demographic during times of conflict
Documentary Footage: We’re heading to Germany and Greece in late January 2016 with a small crew to seek out the stories of young female Syrian refugees. We will profile one or two Syrian teen refugee girls on the ground and follow them on a typical day. The footage will have a slice of life feel and offer a look at their everyday lives—the challenges they face, the ups and downs, their hopes and dreams for the future. The approach will be cinéma verité.
Still Photography: In addition to video, we will take portraits of the young women we speak to and chronicle the documentary-making process through stills.
Behind-the-Scenes Vlog: We’ll be vlogging and posting our journey on YouTube on a daily basis.
Social Media: Photos, vlogs, and status updates will be posted to Instagram, Snapchat, and Twitter. We’ve created the hashtag #sheissyria, which will serve as the common thread linking the different types of media created and shared over the course of the trip.