Showreel

This showreel is a short example of my work as videojournalist and filmmaker. I have had the opportunity to work in a wage range of locations, from the Middle East to Europe for a wide range of projects as documentaries or breaking news stories.

Algo más que una pasión

Documentary co-produced  by La Perla films and TVE, Spanish state broadcaster. 60 min.

I functioned as Director of Photography and Editor. `Algo más que una pasión´ explain the origins of the Spanish female football and the develop of it in Europe.

Documentary awarded with:

The Biznaga de Plata, supporting the rights of the woman at XVIII Malaga Films Festival edition.

Public price as best full-length film at 8° International Festival de Cine Bajo la Luna – Islantilla Cinefórum

Exodus Kobane

During the last days of September 2014 more than 150.000 of Kurds crossed the Syrian- Turkish border fleeing from the advance of the Islamic State (ISIS) in the region. According to UNHCR in a week arrived in Turkey more refugees that all of Europe has taken in the first three years of Syrian war.

At the same time that hundreds of familys crossed the border to seek safety at the Turkey side, male members which crossed previous days and left the family in temporary refugee camps or relatives homes at the Turkey side, tried to come back to Kobane in order to take part of the battle, being their hands the only weapon that the had. most of the times being prevented by the Turkish army to enter in Kobane.

We got use to see images of refugees arriving Europe and news of the bad conditions which they face in European sole. However there is not exposure on the mainstream media about the current situation of the ones who stay in Turkey and in the refugee camps at the Syria-Turkey border, the forgotten between the forgotten, the ones who did have enough money or resources to head towards Europe, the poorest, the ones who most probably have the darker future.

  • Kobane Juan MazaRefugees crossing Syria-Turkey border. Kobane Sep, 2014.
  • Kobane Juan MazaRefugee child keeps family’s belongings. Turkey-Syrian border; Kobane Sep, 2014.
  • Kobane Juan MazaTurkish soldier watches the smoke caused by artillery fire from Kobane’s battle. Turkey-Syrian border; Kobane Sep, 2014.
  • Kobane Juan MazaElderly refugees are being attended by a Turkish soldier. Turkey-Syrian border Kobane Sep, 2014.
  • Kobane Juan MazaKurdish-Syrian woman refugee holds her child after crossing the frontier. Turkey-Syrian border; Kobane Sep, 2014.
  • Kobane Juan MazaTurkish police man controls Turkey-Syrian border. Kobane Sep, 2014.
  • Kobane Juan MazaAID worker attends a refugee baby. Turkey-Syrian border; Kobane Sep, 2014.
  • Kobane Juan MazaRefugees crossing Syrian-Turkey border. Kobane Sep, 2014.
  • Kobane Juan MazaTurkey soldier prevents Syrian Kurds to enter Kobane. Turkey-Syrian border Kobane Sep, 2014.
  • Kobane Juan MazaSyrian Kurds come back to Syria to take part in Kobane’s battle. Turkey-Syrian border Kobane Sep, 2014.
  • Kobane Juan MazaSyrian Kurds enter in Syria to take part in Kobane’s battle. Turkey-Syrian border; Kobane Sep, 2014.
  • Kobane Juan MazaRefugee kid with a bottle of water provided by an humanitarian organisation at the Turkey-Syrian border; Sep, 2014.
  • Kobane Juan MazaFather and son carry family’s belongings. Turkey-Syrian border; Kobane Sep, 2014.
  • Kobane Juan MazaRefugee kid carries family’s belongings. Turkey-Syrian border; Kobane Sep, 2014.
  • Kobane Juan MazaRefugees argue next to a bus that will carry them to the temporary refugee camps. Turkey-Syrian border; Kobane Sep, 2014.
  • Kobane Juan MazaRefugee kid cries while crossing the Turkey-Syrian border. Kobane Sep, 2014.
  • Kobane Juan MazaKobane, picture taken from the Turkish side. Turkey-Syrian border; Kobane Sep, 2014.

The Forgotten

Between 2015 and 2016 over one million refugees and migrants arrived to Europe, 1.363.921 across the Mediterranean. Of these, 8814 were missing, believed drowned.

One of the route choose  by asylum seekers is  the Aegean Sea from Turkey into Greece. Before they arrive to northern Europe, being Germany one of the main destinations, refugees and migrants have to face a journey which add another chapter to their drama, but this time in European soil, crossing the Balkans.

International organizations as UNHCR claim that “If there were more legal avenues for refugees to reach Europe, perhaps some of those who died at sea could have found peace and safety instead”

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    Refugees cross Serbian-Croatian border close to Tovarnik, Croatia. Sep, 2014.
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    Refugee holds his kid while they approach to Serbian-Croatian border. Sep, 2014.
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    Refugee lay on the road after been beaten by Greek police as a group of refugees tried to block the main road at the Greek-Macedonian border. Idomeni, April 2015.
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    Refugee holds his kid in front of the border gate at Idomeni refugee camp. Greece, March 2015.
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    Refugees approaches the Serbian-Croatian. Sid, Serbia, Sep 2015.
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    Reefugee kid walks on the mud at Idomeni refugee camp. Greece, March 2016.
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    Injured refugee approaches the Serbian-Croatian before is getting dark. Sid, Serbia, Sep 2015.
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    Refugees approach the Serbian-Croatian border during the night, just before a bus leaves them a few meters of the border. Sid, Serbia, Sep 2015.
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    Refugees cross Serbian-Croatian border close to Sid. Serbia, Sep 2015.
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    Refugees at Idomeni refugee camp, Greece, mountains on the background, Macedonia. March 2016.
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    Barber. Refugees makes business at Idomeni refugee camp. Greece, March 2016.
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    A refugee hold a German flag during a protest at Idomeni refugee camp. Greece, March 2016.
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    Refugee kid carries pieces of wood to make a fire. Greece, March 2016.
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    Refugees fighting for food, after it has been donated by greek citizens Greece, April 2016.
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    During a protest refugee kids lie on the train rails in from of the Greek-Macedonian border. Idomeni, March 2016.
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    Family sleeps in front of the border fence at Greek-Macedonian border. Idomeni, March 2016
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    Refugee kid holds drawings of her experience. Images made with the help of her father. Idomeni, March 2016.
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    Mother tries to show her documents to the Greek police while she holds her kid at the Greek-Macedonian border. Idomeni, March 2016.
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    Refugees try to warm up before the night comes. Idomeni, Greece, March 2016.
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    Elderly refugee walks at Idomeni refugee camp. Greece, March 2016.
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    During a protest refugee kids lie on the train rails in from of the Greek-Macedonian border. Idomeni, March 2016.
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    Sign made by volunteers is hold at the Greek-Macedonian fence. Idomeni, March 2016

About

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Hi there! My name is Juan Maza, I am a Multimedia Producer with work experience in more than 20 countries from Middle East to Europe, for a wide range of Media companies such as CNN – where I was part of a team which has been honored three times with prime-time Emmy Awards Nominations – Ruptly news agency, which is part of the Russia Today global network, co-productions with TVE, Spanish State Broadcaster or privates companies as Apple.

On the academical side I studied Media at the University Complutense in Madrid and the Groningen University in the Netherlands. In my last university year I was granted with a European Union scholarship to work as a Research Assistant and Communication Officer in the Hispanic Research Centre at the University of Roehampton, London. I still consider myself a student, enjoying the free time reading and studying topics meanly related to politics, society, culture, Media and anything that concern the public opinion.

News junkie, nature and culture lover, traveler, tech enthusiast. I am a person who is always willing to get involved in new projects and experiences to bring and share them to the people.

If you are interested in my work or you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me via e-mail or phone.

Juan Maza

+49 176 35790118
juanmazacalleja@gmail.com