is a filmmaker and community worker, combining CCD practices and
digital arts. Currently she is working on “Changing Lives”
a 6 month project facilitating the creation of digital stories for
the web with Arabic speaking youth.
Fadia worked at ICE (Information
+ Cultural Exchange) at the SWITCH Multimedia Digital
Arts Access Centre, where she supported and developed cultural programs
using multimedia to empower refugee, migrant and Non-English Speaking
Background communities in Western Sydney.
As a filmmaker Fadia has directed a documentary funded by NSW FTO
and bought by SBS called “I Remember 1948” - personal
stories from Palestinian elders who expelled from their homes and
fled for their lives in 1948.
Fadia has also writer and directed a short film “In the Ladies
Lounge” based on a photograph of two women dressed in mens
suits and fezes taken in a lounge room in Lebanon in 1927. The film
won two awards in the 2007 My Queer Career.
As a Video Artists, Fadia’s works have been used for exhibition
and performance and are around the themes of gender, sexuality,
race, Arab heritage, Australian migrant stories and love. Her most
recent work was called “Return To Sender” and exhibited
in ‘T’fouh’ at Morri Gallery Sydney and ‘Nafas’
at Espace SD Beirut.