Maine Seed, 2017
GATHER Artivism Fellow, 2022
Uplifting stories of BIPOC and underrepresented immigrant communities through film.
Zamzam immigrated with her family to the United States in 2006 from a refugee camp in Kenya and is currently an aspiring director at Emerson College. She was awarded the Catalyst for Change Award from Maine Youth Action Network for her first documentary, “Reason 4369,” which she began working on when she was just 15.
Zamzam is a Seed, having attended the Seeds of Peace Camp in 2017 and again as a Peer Support in 2019. In addition to mentoring youth, building coalitions, and working with other organisations such as Gateway Community Services, the Maine Association for New Americans, and Maine’s COVID-19 Youth Coalition, Zamzam has also been active in community leadership. She is the founder and director of the Gen Z Project which elevates the voices of underrepresented youth onscreen.
Watch documentaries by Zamzam: Everything Earned and Reason 4369.
“As a documentary filmmaker, my goal is to build trusting relationships with people so that their personal narratives can be uncovered and self-reflection encouraged. It has been my greatest pleasure to work to make a difference in my community through my art.”