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Amber Fares


B: in Grand Praire, Alberta

Amber Fares is a third generation Canadian and an award-winning documentary filmmaker and photographer. She first travelled to the Middle East as a way to better understand her Arab heritage, a journey that eventually led her to the West Bank and an extraordinary group of women, resulting in her feature length directorial debut, Speed Sisters, which premiered at Hot Docs in 2015 where it was one of the top 20 Audience Choice Awards. It also won the Audience Award at the Irish Film Institute Festival. Fares is continually expanding storytelling approach is driven by the belief that personal stories can best help connect audiences to important topics and issues and has worked with organizations like UNRWA, Defence for Children International and Amnesty International. She is a co-founder of SocDoc Studios to produce story-driven films that explore social issues. Amber Fares is now based in New York.