What I learned traveling with refugees

In 2015, Elie Gardner travelled and documented Ziad Al-Taha, a Syrian refugee, during his journey from Chios, Greece, to Oslo, Norway. Witnessing Ziad and other refugees leave everything behind and endure hardship in the hope of better lives profoundly changed Elie’s way of seeing life. It led her to create a more meaningful personal and professional life for herself.

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About the speaker

Elie Gardner

Elie is a freelance filmmaker and photographer based in Istanbul, Turkey. She is a graduate of the Missouri School of Journalism. Her work focuses on the power of story to inform, inspire and ultimately create change regarding complex social issues: immigration, education and women’s rights. Through personal and intimate narratives, she tries to make these often abstract ideas more relatable.