Entering the film world only four years ago, Hasan Oswald has quickly established a unique ability to capture the human experience through vérité cinema. His unfettered access to and intimacy with his characters creates a seamless veneer between the filmmaker and subject. His work first caught the eye of award-winning filmmakers Nick Quested and Sebastian Junger (Restrepo) and he started his professional career as a cameraman for National Geographic’s film Hell on Earth: The Fall of Syria and the Rise of ISIS. He has since covered the water crisis in Flint, drug trafficking in Philadelphia, and his current project on the Yazidi Genocide in Iraq. His directorial debut, Higher Love, the Slamdance Grand Jury-winning documentary about drug addiction in Camden, New Jersey, is out now on VOD.