Hany Hawasly is an award-winning filmmaker, educator, and community builder with a special interest in stories from the Middle East.
Born and raised in Syria, Hany is passionate about telling nuanced stories between the Middle East and the United States. He is fluent in both Arabic and English and works as a bilingual editor, producer, translator, and cultural consultant on a variety of projects — from interactive journalism reports to feature-length documentary films, indie shorts, and branded spots.
Hany serves as the Director of Operations Development at The Video Consortium, a global nonprofit network that supports, develops, and connects today’s top emerging voices in video journalism and documentary film. He also teaches Multimedia Storytelling, as well as Digital Storytelling and Journalism, at New York University.