Programmes and documentaries

Contact me on if you are looking for an Arabic-speaking writer/producer, assistant producer or fixer, to work remotely or in the field. I am also happy to join a production team to help provide interpreting services on assignment, or to interview contributors and then translate/transcribe the interviews afterwards.
Here are some highlights of short- and long-form documentaries I have worked on:

Kuwait: Class of 1990 (Al Jazeera English)

Reporter/Producer: Nashwa Nasreldin Gowanlock
Camera: Jamil Bassil
Video Editor: Tuki Laumea
On August 2, 1990, the Iraqi army invaded the emirate of Kuwait, which Saddam Hussein, the then Iraqi president, had declared Iraq’s 19th province. The occupation of Kuwait may have only lasted seven months, but the memory of it remains strong, not least in the minds of the children of that conflict.

At the end of the school year of 1990, students in an international school in Kuwait said their final farewells as they headed off for the summer holidays. Many of them would never meet again.

Nashwa Nasreldin was one of those whose family was forced to relocate following the invasion. Twenty years on, she returns to Kuwait, the country of her birth, along with a group of her classmates as they organise a reunion to find out what happened to their friends – and their school – during the war that separated them.

Syrian refugee family weclomed by Ireland’s first community sponsors

Producer: Nashwa Gowanlock
Camer-Editor: Alexandre St-Denis

As Ireland launches its community sponsorship programme for refugees, the first group of community sponsors and the Syrian family they have accommodated share their experiences of the initiative.

Twins hope to revive film industry in Gaza (Storyhunter)
Producer: Nashwa Gowanlock
Camera: Yahya Hassouna

In Gaza, the film industry is non-existent. But that hasn’t stopped identical twin Palestinians Ahmed and Mohamed Abu Nasser, nicknamed Arab and Tarzan, from pursuing their dream to create a feature-length film.

The Death of Fear (Al Jazeera English)
Director: Damian Clarke
Assistant Producer: Nashwa Nasreldin Gowanlock
Camera: David Niblock
Video Editor: Adrian Billing

In an exclusive documentary Rageh Omaar traces the roots and repercussions of the uprising in Tunisia – a revolution which ended half a century of autocratic rule and inspired a wave of public protest that swept across the Arab world

A Nation in Waiting (Al Jazeera English)
Producer/Director: Hussein El Razzaz
Assistant Producer: Nashwa Nasreldin-Gowanlock
Camera: Fadi El Benni
Video Editor: Phil Hill

A special programme looking at Egypt under Hosni Mubarak.

Inside Story Cairo Special: Egypt’s Youth (Al Jazeera English)
Reporter/producer: Nashwa Nasreldin-Gowanlock
Local producer/fixer: Mohamed Ramadan
D.O.P: Mustafa Abdullah

Inside Story takes an in-depth look into the situation of Cairo’s youth and the country’s high rate of unemployment.

Inside Story Cairo Special: Mubarak’s Promises (Al Jazeera English)
Reporter/producer: Nashwa Nasreldin-Gowanlock
Local producer/fixer: Mohamed Ramadan
D.O.P: Mustafa Abdullah

In 2005, Hosni Mubarak was sworn in for a fifth term in office. In the run up to Egypt’s first ever multi-party election, Mubarak promised sweeping reforms to deliver a better life and more democracy for his people. So in September 2008, Nashwa Nasreldin went to Cairo to find out where the country stands politically.

Inside Story Cairo Special: Ramadan in Egypt (Al Jazeera English)
Reporter/producer: Nashwa Nasreldin-Gowanlock
Local producer/fixer: Mohamed Kheir
D.O.P: Mustafa Abdullah

Inside Story looks at social solidarity among Egypt’s citizen after the month of Ramadan.