After graduating in Russian Studies at the University of Bristol I decided to study Documentary Cinema, graduating in Documentary Production with an MA from the University of the West of England. Rojava – A Call to Arms, which was also the dissertation for my MA course, is the first documentary work I made. This documentary marks the beginning of a path that leads me to giving a voice to those who, even in their own small way, contribute to social and historical change. My vocation as a documentary filmmaker comes from the Byelorussian writer Svetlana Alexievich, who writes about the Soviet past through personal recollections of ordinary and not-so ordinary people. This mosaic of voices is often filled with contrasting emotions such as nostalgia, hate, pain, fear and love, but together they contribute towards an authentic representation of that time period. I am now working as a freelance filmmaker on a wide range of projects and I am looking to kickstart my career as a documentary filmmaker by seeking new collaborations and new stories to tell.