Hello I'm Haider حيدر
I am a filmmaker (Director/DP) based in Toronto. I moved from Iraq where I had been covering Iraqi social and political stories since 2014, including ISIS liberation battles and the popular uprising in 2019. Previously, I worked as a Video Journalist with The National News and the AFP's Baghdad Bureau. My work has been featured on Tribe Photo Magazine, La Monde, LA Times, VICE, France 5, and VOX among others.
I was mentored by great photographers and talented cinematographers, this helped me a lot to grow my talent at a very young age, I have had a passion for cinema ever since I was a child. I have worked in cinema and TV for 9 years as a Director,DP, Cam&Steady cam Op and a 1st AC. I love doing my role whatever it is and I do my best to do it correctly. Telling other people's stories and help people's voices to reach and impact others is what I live to do.