The Cleric and I

April 9, 2018
Trailing a religious fighter in an Iraqi province where ISIS is an existential threat, looking to learn what drives men and women to take bullets for one another.

Cities of the Future: The Avenue of Faiths

June 15, 2016

On the crowded bus there was an Iraqi woman who was utterly lost; she did not know where her hotel was. With their broken Arabic, the other riders managed to figure out where she was staying and told the driver. The driver, in turn, halted the bus right in front of the Iraqi woman’s hotel— the hotel of a woman from a country Iran had fought a bloody eight-year war with.

The Heroin Lab of Darayem

September 12, 2011
Iranian-Arab filmmaker Majed Neisi attempts to shoot a heroin lab… at great risk to his own life.