Welcome to 2rivers East

Founded in 2003 within days of the fall of Saddam Hussein's regime, 2rivers East is an award-winning nonprofit production and training organisation. We work across film, television and online with an emphasis on international collaboration between MENA (Middle East and North Africa) and the rest of the world.  We train young filmmakers and storytellers from disadvantaged and underrepresented backgrounds. We bring their skillset up to international standards, offer them mentoring and work placements and empower them to tell their own stories to global audiences.

Ali and His Miracle Sheep
Creative Documentary Drama Hybrid
Tear Maker
Iraqi filmmaker and photographer Maythem Ridha travels from England to Iraq to discover why a battle that happened 14 centuries ago still resonates so profoundly with Iraqis that many are prepared to shed their own blood in its commemoration.
Beyond Moments: Morocco
Drifting on the Wind
Drama | Experimental
My Camera in Exile
A collection of travel and street photography which I began whilst out shooting films in the Middle East and North Africa.
The Return
Street and Portrait photography in the UK
Al-Intithar | The Wait
Hopes and aspirations of exiles.
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