Amber Fares is an independent filmmaker residing in Ramallah, Palestine. She is Canadian born with Lebanese roots. As an Arab woman, Amber has been able to build strong personal connections with the group. Her directorial debut short, Ghetto Town premiered at the 2009 Jerusalem International Film Festival and has been shown at film festivals round the world. Amber has also produced and directed films for organisations such as United Nations, Defence for Children International and the British Consulate. Amber recently completed a series of short films for UNRWA (United Nations) shot across a wide swath of the Middle East (in the West Bank, Gaza, Syria, Lebanon, and Jordan). She is very skilled at shooting in difficult situations and her position as both an Arab and an International has proven to be very helpful when filming, particularly when moving between Palestine and Israel. Amber co-founded SocDoc Studios to continue to produce films with a focus on social issues.