Selected video reports.

The Shortest Distance

A video report from the opening of Rayyane Tabet’s solo exhibition at Beirut’s Sfeir Semler Gallery entitled “The Shortest Distance Between Two Points.” The multi-piece sculpture installation examines the history of TAPLine, a mid-twentieth century oil pipeline that connected Saudi Arabia and Lebanon.

This story was co-reported with Sébastian Dahl.

Rebuilding Faith: The Iraqi Mandaeans of Worcester

Iraq’s Mandaeans were targeted by sectarian violence following the US-led invasion of Iraq in 2003. Chased from their country, these refugees have scattered around the world in search of safety.

But the delicacy of their religion, which is closed, has presented serious challenges to its survival. A small group of Mandaeans is forming in Worcester, Massachusetts, where they hope to rebuild their community.

This is their story.

Produced September-December 2009 by Jessica Bidgood, Kyle Chayka, Nora Chovanec, and Tim Fitzsimons.

Iraqi Refugees in Jordan

A study of the Iraqi refugee situation in Amman, Jordan in June 2008. The documentary is a project of Exposure and ALLIES, programs of the Institute for Global Leadership at Tufts University. The 2008 ALLIES Joint Research Project was conducted in Amman, Jordan with student researchers from Tufts University, the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, the US Naval Academy, and the US Military Academy.

Produced October 2008 by Tim Fitzsimons.