Private Project

Defying the Odds,

It is about a young single mother who dropped out of School after her parents forced her into marriage. She's now enrolled in a youth centre where she studies Motor Vehicle Mechanics, a course that only men take in her community.

  • Maryan Dahir Aden
  • Idriss Mohamed Hassan
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Runtime:
    4 minutes 48 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    August 31, 2018
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Director Biography - Maryan Dahir Aden

Born in Hagadera Camp in Dadaab refugee complex, Maryan Dahir, 19, is determined to become a great journalist and filmmakers. The Seventh born in Family of 14 enrolled in FilmAid’s journalism and Film Making classes in 2017. The every jovial and determined Maryan wants to take the bull by its horns by ensuring that she does her best in the male-dominated field of Film Making. She is the DOP if the digital story Defying odds in Dadaab

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