A SYRIAN BOY

EVERYONE WANT’S TO HAVE A GOOD LIFE, STUDYING AND BEING SUCCESSFUL IN LIFE. BUT NOTHING WE WANTS WOULD HAPPEN AS WE WANT. THE LIFE IS HARDER WHEN IT HAVE A DIFFICULT CONDITIONS TO LIVE. ESPECIALLY, WHEN A KID IS CARRYING A LARGER LOAD IN LIFE. MOHAMMED HE’S A SYRIAN BOY AND HE’S 15 YEARS OLD. BECAUSE OF THE SYRIAN CIVIL WAR AND THE CONFLICT, MOHAMMED AND HIS FAMILY TRAVELED TO JORDAN JUST FOR LIVING. HE CAN’T COMPLETE HIS STUDIES AND GO TO SCHOOL BECAUSE HIS FAMILY HAVE A POOR ECONOMIC CONDITIONS. HE’S WORKING TO HELP HIS FATHER OF TAKING CARE OF HIS FAMILY. AND ABOUT THE VIDEO SHOOTING AND EDITING, THEY USE A-ROLL WHEN HE’S TALKING ABOUT HIS LIFE. AND B-ROLL IN THE MOST OF FOOTAGE IN DIFFERENT SHOOTS OF MOHAMMED WITH VOICE OVER.

THE VIDEO STORY ..

FIRST OF ALL, LISTENING TO STORIES IS AN ENJOYABLE THING ESPECIALLY FOR  KIDS. FURTHER MORE, THE STORYTELLER MUST NEED TO UNDERSTAND HOW STORIES TOUCH AUDIENCES TO ATTRACT ATTENTION. ABOUT OUR VIDEO STORY, WE CHOOSE MUNIRA ALEIDAN SHE’S A WRITER AND STORYTELLER. MOSTLY SHE TARGETS THE KIDS DEMOGRAPHIC IN HER WRITINGS. SHE HAVE A DISTINCTIVE AND UNIQE METHOD IN THE DICTION THAT ATTRACT ATTENTION SPECIFICALLY FROM THE KIDS. ALSO, SHE HAVE AN INTERESTING METHOD WITH THE KIDS TO TELLING THEM A STORY AND SHE’S ATTRACT THEM AWAY FROM EDUCATIONAL METHODS. MOST OF KIDS ARE ACTIVISTS AND THEY FEELS BORED MORE THAN ADULTS SO THEY LIKE TO LISTENING MORE THAN READING TO STORIES. ALSO READING BOOKS BEGAN TO DISAPPEAR IN THIS TIME ESPECIALLY WITH THE PRESENCE OF MODERN TECHNOLOGY SUCH AS TABLETS AND SMARTPHONES WHICH INVADED OUR LIVES AND THAT MADE ALL PEOPLE INCLUDING KIDS THEY BEGAN TO NEGLECT READING BOOKS NOWADAYS. IN THIS VIDEO THE STORYTELLER MUNIRA TALKED ABOUT HOW SHE STARTED HER JOB AND WHY SHE’S TARGET THE KIDS, ALSO SHE TALKED ABOUT HER FEELING WHEN SHE MEET THEM.

AUDIO STORYTELLING ..

FIRST OF ALL, EVERYONE HAVE A STORY TO TELL, BUT WHAT MAKES YOURS WORTH MORE THAT’S THE POINT. WE DISCUSSED A NUMBER OF DIFFERENT PERMUTATIONS FOR TELLING A STORY IN A SHORT SPACE OF TIME. THE PROBLEM WE FACED THAT HOW WE START WITH A POINT. THE SELECTION SUBJECT IS ABOUT A CRAFT. IT TOOK DAYS OF THINKING ABOUT THE CHARACTER AND WHO WILL BE THE CORE OF OUR STORYTELLING. SO, ME AND MY COLLEAGUE HANEN ALORAIFAN WE WHERE SEARCHING ABOUT SOMEONE WHO HAVE A CRAFT, WE FOUND “FUDHAH ALANJERI” THE OWENER OF GLAZE BAKERY. SHE LOVE COOKING FROM SHE WAS A KID. FURTHER, SHE STARTED WITH KIDS CUPCAKE BY USING FRESH INGREDIENTS AND MORE OF THINGS SHE DID. ALSO, SHE’S INTERESTED IN SOCIAL AND CHARITABLE PROJECTS SUCH AS DONATIONS FOR CHILDREN WITH CANCER AND MAKE SOME ACTIVITIES FOR THEM. WE TALKED TO HER ASSISTANT BUT UNFORTUNATELY HER AGENDA WAS BUSY AND FULLY BOOKED, SO WE CAN NOT MEET HER. ANYWAY, WE THINK ABOUT OTHER CHARACTER AND SHE’S A MECHANICAL. YES, SHE’S A WOMEN AND SHE HAVE A GARAGE IT’S CALLED “KEY LARGO”, THAT’S VERY STRANGE THING, EVEN IT’S UNCONSCIOUS AND UNACCEPTABLE CRAFT IN KUWAITI SOCIETY AND IT DOESN’T FIT OUR TRADITIONS. WE SEND AN EMAIL TO HER BUT SHE DIDN’T REPLY US. ALSO, WE MET A KUWAITI WOMEN WHO HAVE A FLOWER STORE IN SHWAIKH MARKET AND ALL HER TEAM ARE KUWAITI, IT’S JOYOUS AND PROUD THING. BUT SHE DIDN’T HAVE A TOUCHING SITUATIONS TO TELL US ABOUT.

LAST BUT NOT LEAST, WE CONTACTED “MOHAMMED ALOMRAN” HE’S A PHOTOGRAPHER, AND HE’S INTERESTED IN PHOTOGRAPHY OF AVIATION WORD AND HE’S VOLUNTEER ACTIVIST. WE TALKED TO HIM ABOUT IF HE HAVE A TOUCHING SITUATIONS HE FACED AND HE DOESN’T HAVE SOMETHING TO TELL US ABOUT. BUT HE TELL US ABOUT HIS FRIEND WHO WILL HELP US IN OUR INTERVIEW. FINALLY, AFTER THE CONSTANT SEARCH FOR THE CHARACTERS. WE CHOOSE “KHALID ALALI” HE’S A KUWAITI PHOTOGRAPHER AND HE DISTINGUISHED BY THE WAY HE PHOTOGRAPHED, HIS PHOTOGRAPHY DIFFERED FROM OTHERS. ALTHOUGH HIS YOUNG AGE, HE’S VERY INTERESTED IN TAKING PHOTOS OF POOR PEOPLE AND REFUGEES, SPECIFICALLY KIDS. HE ALWAYS TRAVELING WHITH THE CHARITIES AS A PHOTOGRAPHER TO SHOW US WHAT THEY ARE DOING AND DOCUMENTING EVERYTHING THAT HAPPENED IN THE TRIPS. HE WENT WITH CHARITIES TO MANY PLACES SUCH AS GEORGIA, NIGER, SRI LANKA, SUDAN, LEBANON, HATAY, ANTAKYA AND MORE. WHEN WE MET HIM HE TOLD US MANY STORIES HAPPENED WHEN HE WAS TRAVELING WITH THE CHARITIES BUT MOST OF WE LOVED IS “FADI STORY” HE’S A SYRIAN KID AND HE’S 8 YEARS OLD. HIS STORY IS VERY IMPRESSIVE AND SAD. SO WE CHOOSE THIS STORY TO SHOW THE PATIENCE AND HOW THIS KID IS STORNG DESPITE THE PAIN, BURNS, STRANGENESS AND WHAT HE FEELS AWAY FORM HIS MOTHER AND SISTERS. HOPEFULLY THIS GIVES YOU CONFIDENCE THAT NOTHING IS DESERVED AND WHAT WE FEELS AND WHAT HAPPENS TO US IS NOTHING IN RETURN FOR THEM. STABILITY, SAFETY, GOOD HEALTH AND HAVING YOUR FAMILY AROUND YOU IS EVERYTHING.

HERE’S THE AUDIO STORYTELLING ..

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