Merva Faddoul


As an award-winning filmmaker, Merva has written and directed fiction and documentary films, winning grants from the National Geographic Society and the Doha Film Institute. Her work has screened at numerous international venues including the Cannes Short Film Corner, Human Rights Nights (Italy), Doha-Tribeca Film Festival and Tricycle Cinema in London. She is a member of the Writers Guild of America and the International Academy of WebTV. Merva has extensive non-profit and higher-learning management experience as well. As Senior Program Manager at Soliya, she has led capacity building efforts to provide civil society leaders from around the world with traditional and social media skills. Soliya uses the latest in new media to empower youth to promote cross-cultural understanding by sharing stories from their communities and facilitating online conversations about important issues. Merva is a United Nations Global Expert on Youth and Media. She has lectured and has been featured as a panelist at New York University, Qatar University, Lebanese American University and the United Nations.


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Areas of Focus


  • Creative Services
  • Artwork
  • Graphic Design
  • Photography
  • Video
  • Web Design
  • Management
  • Coordination
  • Decision Making
  • Negotiation
  • Risk Management
  • Team Building
  • Organization & Planning
  • Events
  • Logistics
  • Strategy
  • Trainings

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