The award-winning short film, The Girl, Whose Shadow Reflects the Moon tells the story of Walaa, a seventeen-year old woman refugee. Walaa, who is originally from Daraa in south Syria, took refuge in Jordan along with her family of 10 in 2012. She “needed to express what had happened to her and to tell her story.” 

According to The Jordan Times, Walaa “…participated in a training course on filmmaking for girls organized by the International Rescue Committee. The course armed her with the tools to tell her story through her short film.” 

The Girl, Whose Shadow Reflects the Moon won an award in 2015 from PLURAL +, a youth-produced video festival. PLURAL+  encourages young people to explore migration, diversity and social inclusion, and to share their creative vision with the world.

The group supports dialogue between young people from different cultures.

Walaa’s message: “I wish to become something.”

Here’s her film: