My People, Our Stories: Za’atari

7 Stories for 7 Years


Teenagers always have big dreams of making an impact in the world, and Syrian refugees are no different. In Jordan’s Za’atari refugee camp, we met 7 teenagers. Contrast and World Vision partnered to train and equip these teenagers with 360° cameras. During a weeklong workshop, each of them crafted and filmed their first 360° video. They had different messages for the world, sharing who they are, where they come from, and who they want to become in the future.

7 Stories for 7 Years is the end result of Contrast’s training of seven teenagers at Jordan’s Za’atari refugee camp. Narrated by Game of Thrones’ Liam Cunningham, this film is comprised of intimate footage shot by the Syrian teenagers themselves. The documentary invites you to listen to their dreams, hopes, and challenges.