Mouhanad Al Rifay is a Syrian-American award-winning documentary filmmaker, humanitarian, and human rights activist. After graduating from the University of Maryland, College Park, in 2014 with a BA in Psychology, International Development, and Conflict Management, Mouhanad managed various USAID-funded programs at leading international development organizations in Washington, DC. In 2021, Mouhanad earned his MA in Middle Eastern Studies from Harvard University. Mouhanad, a native Arabic speaker, is a proud son of Syrian political asylees and is a strong supporter of the global struggle for equality and human rights. In his free time you will find him reading, gardening, and spending time with his dog, Biscuit, rescued in 2020.