6,500 miles from Daraa

Ahmad Alkadah is the owner and operator of The Syrian Kitchen in Columbia, Mo. In 2011, Alkadah was forced out of his home country of Syria because of the ongoing civil war. He arrived in Columbia that same year with the hopes of one day opening up his own restaurant. Nearly a decade later he finally opened up The Syrian Kitchen with the intention of sharing Syrian culture with the Columbia community. I worked as a videographer and photographer for this micro doc. It was published by the Columbia Missourian on April 8, 2022.

Directed and Produced by George Whit Frey

Associate Producers         Zachary Linhares and Beatrice Bankuaskaite

Edited by                                                   George Whit Frey and Hunter Pendleton

Supervising Editors                             Hunter Pendleton                                Josh Ellenburg                                       Brian Kratzer  


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