The following is a selection of recent news reports and short documentaries that I have made either on my own or together with colleagues. 

PROTESTS IN BELARUS 

Despite a brutal crackdown, unprecedented demonstrations continue against President Alexander Lukashenko and his 26-year rule. 

2020 | VICE News | 11 minutes

[correspondent and co-producer]

IS RACISM SYSTEMIC IN FRANCE?

The French state says it doesn't see race, but activists say people of color are disproportionately targeted by the police. 

2020 | VICE News | 10 minutes

[correspondent and co-producer]

LGBT RIGHTS

IN POLAND

 

President Duda is up for reelection and has made attacks on the Poland's LGBT community a focus of his campaign. 

2020 | VICE News | 10 minutes

[correspondent and co-producer]

CRISIS IN LEBANON

After months of economic crisis, Lebanon is on the brink of collapse as protesters continue to take to the streets.

2020 | VICE News | 8 minutes

[correspondent and co-producer]

PRIDE OF PALESTINE

Abdul Kareem al-Selwady is preparing to retain his championship MMA belt, but to do so he must face a tough challenger from Brazil. (Click on "CC" to watch with English subtitles)

2020 | BBC | 28 minutes

[director, camera, producer and co-editor]

DEATH OF A TUNISIAN POET

 

Nidhal Gharibi took his life at the age of 32. His friends say his depression was exacerbated by Tunisia's political and economic situation. (Click on "CC" to watch with English subtitles)

2019 | BBC | 8 minutes

[director, camera, producer and editor]

FARMING UNDER FIRE IN GAZA

 

Palestinians farmworkers in the Gaza Strip toil the fields every day not knowing if it might be their last.

2018 | The Intercept | 10 minutes

[director, camera and editor]

GROWING UP IN GAZA IN THE DARK

What's it like for a boy growing up under Israeli-blockade in the Gaza Strip? 

2018 | NBC Left Field | 8 minutes

[director, camera and editor]

A BITTER EDEN

In Lebanon's Bekaa Valley, Syrian refugees who fled the Islamic State are content while working the fields, however, nothing can replace home. 

2017 | The New Yorker | 6 minutes

[director, camera and editor]

VICTIMS OF TORTURE

In Lebanon's Bekaa Valley, Syrian refugees who fled the Islamic State are content while working the fields, however, nothing can replace home. 

2017 | Doctors Without Borders | 2 episodes, 8 minutes

[director, camera and editor]

AMERICAN BELIEVERS

As part of special coverage for Al Jazeera English in the run up to the 2016 presidential elections, I travel across the US to tell the stories of four people fighting for change. 

2016 | Al Jazeera | 4 episodes, 12 minutes

[director, camera, producer and editor]

HELPING REFUGEES IN  MACEDONIA

 

Before the world took notice of the large numbers of refugees arriving to Europe, Macedonians like Gabriela Andreevska were doing what they could to support the weary travelers.

2015 | Al Jazeera | 6 minutes

[director, camera, producer and editor]

INSIDE SYRIZA

 

Greek activist Olga Baloura ​campaigns with comrades from the "Coalition of the Radical Left" Syriza party in the final days ahead of Greece's historic 2015 elections.

2015 | AJ+ | 3 episodes, 10 minutes

[director, camera and editor]

© 2020 By Matthew Cassel

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