Video

As a videographer, I've worked with newspapers such as the The Wall Street JournalLa Repubblica, and Internazionale; as well as with NGOs such as Jesuit Refugee Service, Doctors Without Borders, and Consiglio Italiano per i Rifugiati. Below is a selection of my work and collaborations. For more videos, especially my NGO work, visit my YouTube channel.


The Wall Street Journal

A team effort on a series of videos covering the Winter Olympics 2018 in Korea, as well as human stories connected to the unification of the Two Koreas and peace on Korean Peninsula. On this series I reported, did interviews and filmed majority of the original footage; graphics and editing was done by other team members in Hong Kong and Beijing.

 

How the "Garlic Girls" Turned South Korea Into a Curling Country
for The Wall Street Journal

South Korea's women's curling team, the "Garlic Girls," became the unexpected K-Pop stars of the Olympics by reaching the finals. Their improbable rise sparked a curling craze that will be remembered far beyond the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics. For The Wall Street Journal, I visited Uiseong, hometown of the "Garlic Girls," to understand the craze.
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How North and South Korea Came to March
Under One Unification Flag

for The Wall Street Journal

The star of the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics opening ceremony was a white and blue flag representing a unified Korean peninsula. Here’s the story of a powerful and controversial symbol for two countries that still have guns aimed at each other. For The Wall Street Journal, I visited the town of Cheongju and talked to Chung Eun-soon, a basketball player that carried the first-ever Unification Flag at the 2002 Sydney Summer Olympics.
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North Korea’s Olympics Charm Offensive Meets Skepticism in the Streets Of Seoul
for The Wall Street Journal

Despite a display of improved relations between North and South Korea at the Winter Olympics, many South Koreans see the rapprochement as opportunistic propaganda. For The Wall Street Journal, I spoke to South Koreans in the streets of Seoul who remain skeptical of the North's intentions.
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Reportages in Jordan

With the Italian journalist Raffaella Cosentino, I visited war hospitals and refugee camps in Jordan for La Repubblica to report on Syrians leaving the camps to return back to a war zone, as well as on the efforts of MSF in the region.

 

Leaving Zaatari, Going Back To Syria
for La Repubblica

The reality of life in Jordan's Zaatari refugee camp is often soul-crushing. The food rations have been shrinking for years now, electricity is scarce if accessible at all, the UN caravans hardly provide shelter from the constant desert storms. However, the mental toll taken by living here is arguably much more severe. Many here have lost hope: accessing the Jordanian society or labor market is a remote possibility at best and holding onto hope of regaining a sense of purpose in their life seems foolish. Desperation has forced these people out of their homeland only to have them return to a war-torn country for the lack of opportunity. Here are their stories. In collaboration with Raffaella Cosentino.
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Syrian Border Hospitals
for La Repubblica

The MSF hospitals of Al Ramtha and Zaatari Refugee camp receive a great number of unaccompanied minors from the neighboring Syria. Ever-increasingly bombed, the doctors risk their lives helping the wounded. Told through personal stories of children and wounded in the hospitals. In collaboration with Raffaella Cosentino.
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Jesuit Refugee Service
Video Campaigns

I have created three separate video campaigns for JRS International and JRS Europe, all dealing with the issues of forced displacement. 

 

#Do1Thing: We Take Many Things For Granted
for Jesuit Refugee Service

Part of the #Do1Thing Campaign. When Junghee first decided to do volunteering work and teach English to refugees, she didn't know what to expect. She tells us why she started and what it means to her these days, as well as introduces us to her dog named Boo.
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#Do1Thing: Small Commitment, Big Impact
for Jesuit Refugee Service

Part of the #Do1Thing Campaign.When Marthe decided to start volunteering, it was mostly to fill her days after retiring. She found out that volunteering is a small commitment that goes a long way—and rewards one for the effort in return.

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#IGetYou: Integration in Europe
for Jesuit Refugee Service Europe

An overview video assembled from my work in 9 countries as a part of the #IGetYou Campaign. Presenting only a two-dimensional image of refugees focused on the tragedies and obstacles they face only serves to reinforce their negative image. There are many positive examples of integration working out and the series tries to present them as a model to follow.
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Mercy In Motion: Luwam, The Eritrean Dancer
for Jesuit Refugee Service International

Luwam is a dancer from Eritrea living in a refugee camp in Ethiopia. She is teaching traditional dances at the JRS center, trying to preserve her people’s culture in exile. Over the last 25 years, the Eritrean government has indefinitely and forcibly conscribed upwards of 400,000 Eritreans into the military.

This video is part of the Mercy in Motion campaign series with more than 20 humanizing portraits of refugees filmed, edited and produced by me for JRS International.
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Mercy In Motion: Antonia, The Karenni Weaver
for Jesuit Refugee Service International

"I cannot stop thinking about what is going to happen in the future. Are we going to be able to stay here for a long time? Or are we going to have to be relocated somewhere else again?" Antonia is a Karenni weaver from from Myanmar living in a refugee camp in Thailand. She uses the skills she learned both in Myanmar and in the camp to earn a small income to feed her family. Antonia's children have been able to start new lives for themselves through JRS classes offered in the camp.

This video is part of the Mercy in Motion campaign series with more than 20 humanizing portraits of refugees filmed, edited and produced by me for JRS International.
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Mercy In Motion: Peter, A Father
for Jesuit Refugee Service International

“I have a big dream for my son. I myself wish to be an educated man, and I want my son to become one too,” says Peter, a community organizer from Kachin State, internally displaced in Myanmar.

This video is part of the Mercy in Motion campaign series with more than 20 humanizing portraits of refugees filmed, edited and produced by me for JRS International.
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Mercy In Motion: Bachirou, A Boy With Mangos
for Jesuit Refugee Service International

Bachirou is a Foulani student from the Central African Republic (CAR) living in a refugee site in Cameroon. He spends his time at school and working with his father in the merchant trade. Due to mass displacement, education of the Fulani tribe depends wholly on NGOs working in countries adjacent to CAR.

This video is part of the Mercy in Motion campaign series with more than 20 humanizing portraits of refugees filmed, edited and produced by me for JRS International.
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Mercy In Motion: Tresor, A Poet
for Jesuit Refugee Service International

"The reason I left DRC was my writing. I wrote a poem talking about the political situation of the country, trying to analyze if we're really independent or not. It got me in troubles, I was about to be arrested, I saw other people who raised their voices before, so I had to flee.

This video is part of the Mercy in Motion campaign series with more than 20 humanizing portraits of refugees filmed, edited and produced by me for JRS International.
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Mercy In Motion: Alino, A Rapper
for Jesuit Refugee Service International

Alino is a refugee from the Democratic Republic of Congo living in Kampala, Uganda. In Kampala, he teaches English at a JRS school and he is well known as a local rapper.

This video is part of the Mercy in Motion campaign series with more than 20 humanizing portraits of refugees filmed, edited and produced by me for JRS International.
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Mercy In Motion: Filmon, An Eritrean Cyclist
for Jesuit Refugee Service International

"The message I try to send through my paintings are that Eritreans are dying in horrible ways," said Filmon, an Eritrean refugee painter and cyclist in a northern Ethiopian refugee camp.

This video is part of the Mercy in Motion campaign series with more than 20 humanizing portraits of refugees filmed, edited and produced by me for JRS International.
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Mercy In Motion: Mebrahtu, A Retired Sailor
for Jesuit Refugee Service International

Mebrahtu is a sailor from Eritrea living in a refugee camp in Ethiopia. Because he comes from the present-day Eritrean capital, unlike his wife and children, he is not considered an Ethiopian citizen. He therefore has no other choice but to live in a refugee camp, far away from his family.

This video is part of the Mercy in Motion campaign series with more than 20 humanizing portraits of refugees filmed, edited and produced by me for JRS International.
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Video Link  |  MiM Campaign