The Injured Body: Ayni Ali

As I transcribe interviews for my new documentary, The Injured Body, I will be posting short excerpts from the conversations we filmed (cinematography by Rajesh Barnabas). 

Here is Ayni Ali: 24 at the time of filming, a student at RIT, and a volunteer for Refugees Helping Refugees.

Her answer to where her drive (the fire that seems to animate her actions and words) comes from: 

‘I think from being raised by a woman (laughs). I was raised by my grandmother. I’ve had strong women around me all this time. 

[…] Because I was raised by a woman, I know what a woman can do.’
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