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Documentary Filmmaker

Exposing cultural blind spots & systematic failures through filmmaking.

Haya is an Oscar and two-time Emmy-award winning documentary filmmaker, director, producer, and educator. Her interests lie in themes like the connection between climate change and mental health, disability, ethnic conflict, and how societies behave when people grapple with conflict daily.

Using visual art and storytelling to document the impact of conflict on Kashmiri society.

Tabish is focused on the mechanisms of occupier states, blueprints of appropriation, culture, and solution-oriented societal critiques.

Uplifting stories of BIPOC and underrepresented immigrant communities through film.

Zamzam immigrated with her family to the United States in 2006 from a refugee camp in Kenya and is currently an aspiring director at Emerson College. She was awarded the Catalyst for Change Award from Maine Youth Action Network for her first documentary, “Reason 4369,” which she began working on when she was just 15.


  • #GATHERTown

    September 6, 2023


    Our guest speaker is Kumi Naidoo, a South African human rights and climate justice activist.

  • GATHER UnCivilized

    October 6-9, 2023

    Paphos, Cyprus

    Join Palestinian civil society professionals to discuss the state and future of our work in this field.

  • #GATHERTown

    August 9, 2023


    Our featured speaker is honorary GATHER Member Vanessa Nakate, a Ugandan climate justice activist.

  • #GATHERTown

    April 13, 2023


    GATHER Fellows and GATHER Members are invited to meet our the 2022 Artivism Fellows. These 15 writers, musicians, filmmaker...

  • GATHER+91

    March 18-19, 2023


    GATHER+91 is a two-day invite-only convening for changemakers in the region. GATHER members working in the social impact se...

  • GATHER Summit

    May 26-31, 2022

    Marrakech, Morocco

    An annual convening to celebrate the global network of local community leaders, share best practices, build relationships a...


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    August 3, 2023

    The fund supports collective action led by GATHER Members; an activity that engages a group of motivated people, virtually or in-person, and organises them toward...

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  • Introducing the 2022 GATHER Artivism...

    November 30, 2022

    GATHER is proud to announce the 2022 cohort of the GATHER Artivism Fellowship—a five-month program harnessing the power of art to swiftly inspire lasting and wide...

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  • Artivism Fellowship applications now...

    August 10, 2022

    Recognising the power art has to effectively shape and shift societies, we are proud to announce our 6th international GATHER Fellowship, championing and centerin...

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  • A GATHER year like no other wraps up...

    January 26, 2021

    It wasn’t the high-energy social affair that capped off previous fellowships, but the 2020 cohort of Seeds of Peace GATHER Fellows had much to celebrate when they...

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  • GATHER Fellow providing free meals t...

    March 20, 2020

    The Migrant Kitchen, a New York-based social-impact food enterprise founded by a Seeds of Peace GATHER Fellow, is partnering with DoorDash and Seeds of Peace to p...

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