Back in 2018, we worked with Innovative Immersions from the US on video production for NBC Sports and the University of Notre Dame. While Michael Cloonan, the President and the founder of Innovative Immersions worked as the Field Director for the project, we became were the local production team.
This particular film was covering a part of Moosa’s Madrasa Discourses project, a revolutionary concept that brings together scholars from traditional Islamic schools known as madrasas to enhance and improve the curricula taught at these institutions. In this part, 55 recent madrasa graduates who engage with Moosa and other faculty from Notre Dame, Jamia Milia Islamia in New Delhi of India, and GIFT University in Gujranwala of Pakistan met to discuss along with selected Notre Dame undergraduates, largely peace studies students who are mostly female.
During the project duration, we used to wake up early in the morning to get a good shot from various angles. We also had to readjust much of the schedules due to the weather condition and fully handled the shoot as well as logistics and the permits.