Soldier of Jerash
Year of production: 2011
Running Time: 10:29 min
This documentary explores the hardships affecting elderly Gaza refugees and their caretakers. The film follows Jundiyya Dhaini, a 43-year-old community organizer living in the Jerash camp north of Amman, Jordan. Jundiyya, whose name means “soldier” in Arabic, brings meals, blankets and medication to the dozens of elderly refugees under her care. She tries to keep a hopeful attitude, but daily frustrations and a hectic, overscheduled life cloud her goals. The lack of outside funding for Jerash’s older residents further complicates Jundiyya’s struggle. Her efforts highlight a human crisis facing a population in political limbo. Filmed by Blake Sobczak and Rachel Hoffman in December 2011.
Cybersecurity and National Infrastructure
Year of production: 2014
Running Time: 56:15 min
Blake Sobczak speaks about his experience covering cybersecurity and national infrastructure at the National Press Foundation in Washington, D.C., in December 2014. He is seen presenting to the 2014/2015 class of Paul Miller reporting fellows. Blake is a Paul Miller alum (2013/2014) and reports on critical infrastructure security for EnergyWire. Video produced and shared by NPF.