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MEET Asha Siad, an award-winning Somali-Canadian journalist and documentary filmmaker





As the number of displaced peoples around the world continues to rise, the questions surrounding integration become more prominent. In this talk, award-winning Somali-Canadian journalist and filmmaker Asha Siad takes us through some of her work on forced migration.

She has documented the complexity of refugees’ lives as they try to navigate Europe while living on the edge – the margins of society. Asha Siad is an award-winning Somali-Canadian journalist and documentary filmmaker. She shares under-reported stories that expand dialogue and allow people to connect with the world in a more meaningful way.

She has reported for Shaw TV, CBC News and Frontiere News. Asha co-produced Living at the Border, a web documentary that shares the realities of African migrants and asylum-seekers in Italy. The project won the Amnesty International Canada Media Award for Best Online Journalism in 2014. Asha’s latest documentary film for the National Film Board of Canada called 19 Days reveals the human side of the refugee resettlement process.

She was recently in Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina providing multimedia journalism training to Bosnian youth and empowering them to share their own stories through the Mostar Summer Youth Programme. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx

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