The Girl, Whose Shadow Reflects the Moon

Montana Premiere

Walaa, 16, is from Dara’a, Syria. She fled the civil war 3 years ago and now lives as a refugee in Irbid, Jordan. This is her first time using a camera and making a film. Already a talented writer, Walaa sought out the art of filmmaking as a vehicle for expressing her and the stories of many girls in her circumstance. Though she is struggling to figure out how to gain an education in school and in filmmaking, her desire to continue telling these stories and making films is unbreakable.

Jeannette Rankin Peace Center