We took a YouTube family vlogger to Iraq, to create a film about boxing with ISIS survivors.
The YouTube Creators for Change program empowers YouTubers to produce films for their channels that push for positive change in society. In 2018, we worked with Rosanna “Mama Bee” of the Eh Bee Family, to bring the stories of ISIS survivors to her millions of subscribers.
The 10 minute documentary tells the story of Rosanna’s journey to Kurdistan Region, Iraq, as she leaves her family behind and steps outside of her comfort zone. Working with the Lotus Flower charity, she uses her own experience as boxing instructor to help at a training session in a refugee camp, and in a moving scene, talked to Noura, a woman who had been captured by ISIS.
The final film has been viewed 1.6 million times.