Lafi Abood is an filmmaker, cinematographer, and entrepreneur. Over the course of a more than 20 years, Lafi has been at the forefront of innovative, multi-disciplinary media productions, from social impact and awareness-raising documentaries to corporate videos and photo exhibitions. Lafi is a Managing Partner of Analog Production, a Dubai-based media house providing production and post-production services to government and corporate clients.
Lafi’s work has seen him produce stunning visuals, from the deserts of the Arabian Peninsula to the bitter cold of the Antarctic, from tropical rainforests to concrete jungles. Lafi has also traveled worldwide to execute various creative projects, all of which reflect his steadfast commitment to bringing untold stories to life.
Because Lafi keeps human dignity at the core of his work, his projects revolve around social issues. Some of his featured projects include photo exhibitions and videography of:
- Children in Syrian refugee camps
- Mental health and associated stigmas in the Middle East
- Human trafficking in Nepal
- Abandoned street children in Ethiopia
- A cultural showcase of the Bajau Laut people of Borneo
- Marginalization of Native Americans in the United States
- The ever-changing political climate of the Middle East and its effect on the indigenous tribes of the Sinai
- Jerusalem as a final stand for Palestinians
- The challenges of ensuring education for all in India’s slums
Lafi is a board member of Handheld Stories, a pioneering endeavor to help communities living in challenging environments document their daily challenges using hand-held video and editing devices. Lafi also founded Reel Help, an initiative that provides international organizations with media content to increase awareness and funding towards their projects.
When not traveling the globe for his personal and professional pursuits, Lafi splits his time between Miami, Montreal and Dubai.