Born and raised in Warsaw, Maja Szydłowska is a graduate law student at the Jagiellonian University of Cracow. She specializes in the international protection of human rights and international criminal law, which she has also studied during her year abroad at KU Leuven in Belgium. She has previously worked for several Polish and international NGOs, including the Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights, the Gender Equality Observatory, and the Coalition for the International Criminal Court office in Brussels. Maja is passionate about the power of documentary filmmaking and visual storytelling for human rights advocacy. In April 2018 she co-organized the first edition of the Arab- European Documentary Convention aiming to create a platform for dialogue, collaboration, and resistance for the documentary community of the Arab region and Europe. She has recently started her first filmmaking course and plans to focus on her first film project in the near future.
Updated July 2018
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