About Murat's Video Work. 

I have been creating videos both for work and also for personal interests. My videos took me to many different places around the world. I also attended a documentary film-making workshop, at Maine Media Workshops, to fine tune my skills and create a new body of work.

OSCE/Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR)

OSCE/ODIHR Election Observation Mission: Short-Term Observers

To recruit short-term observers for OSCE/ODIHR election monitoring missions, I traveled to Kiev, Ukraine, to develop a video,  following two teams of observers in to depict their time observing.

        Watch OSCE/ODIHR Election Observation Mission: Short-Term  

Behind OSCE/ODIHR Election Observation Missions

To give an overview of the work that goes on at missions, before elections, I worked with the Elections Department, to put together a video, consisting of interviews with core team members, each describing their piece of the work.

                                                          Watch Behind OSCE/ODIHR Election Observation Missions

Youth Seminar in Serbia

This video is a collection of interviews by participants of a youth seminar in Belgrade on Balkan youth's involvement in politics.

Watch OSCE/ODIHR Youth Seminar

Hate Crime Training for Civil Society

To give a snapshot of training on hate crime, delivered by the Tolerance and non-Discrimination Department, I put together this video, including participant interviews.
Watch Hate Crime Training

Youth Leadership Forum 2014

In coordination with the Democratization Department, I gathered testimonials and supporting footage to give a flavor of this conference.
Watch Youth Leadership Forum

UNOPS - UN Office for Project Services

UNOPS results

The organization produces yearly reports on its projects and their impact. Explaining this through an infographics video is a great way to communicate these results. I took the graphics developed for the report and used them in this video.
Watch Sustainability, focus & excellence: UNOPS results 

Working at UNOPS

UNOPS needed a good way to illustrate its uniqueness as a workplace. I interviewed colleagues from various units and locations to present a holistic view of the organization as an employer.
Watch Working at UNOPS

Gender Policies at UNOPS Workplace

This video was produced upon HR department's request to create a video to attract qualified female candidates to apply for jobs at UNOPS.

Watch Gender Policies at UNOPS Workplace

South Sudan

For this video, I worked with a colleague who traveled to South Sudan for an assignment and brought back video interviews, footage and photos. I used these materials to edit them into a ten-minute video, illustrating the spectrum of work UNOPS does in the country. As part of this video, I also added my voice over for narration.
Watch UNOPS in South Sudan video


This video got me to travel to Haiti, where I collected footage and conducted video interviews. It is a vivid piece with beneficiary testimonials, action shots and a lot of interviews.
Watch UNOPS in Haiti video

Nyenrode Business Universiteit


Between November 2012 and March 2013, I worked with the university's marketing team to help them produce five short documentaries about their students in specific programs and a recruitment event that they run for prospective students:

Maine Media Workshops

A Holy Month in Maine

The US state of Maine has a mostly white and Protestant population. It creates a unique environment to be a Muslim in Maine, especially when observing Ramadan. This film follows two Muslim immigrants in Maine as they observe Ramadan to create a sense of home, far away from home.

This short documentary was aired on Maine's PBS, MPBN TV channel on 16 August 2012, and shown at Jaipur International Film Festival. It will also be shown at Insight Film Festival in Manchester, UK.

Watch A Holy Month in Maine


Finding Linda

The assignment for this short film was to find a painting of the Monhegan Island in Maine and interview someone about it on the island. It should also juxtapose the painting with real imagery. This is a sentimental piece that anyone can relate.
Watch Finding Linda

Politics of a Laundromat

This piece uses footage from American director, Wiseman's documentary from Belfast, Maine. The laundromat in the video is the same one in Wiseman's film. The switch between the old and the current footage is noticeable. This video will take its viewers to places that they did not think laundromats could do.
Watch Politics of a Laundromat

Route Book

Al Dfter Al Rihla, or Route Journey for this travel show's translation from Arabic, is a documentary series for Turkey's TRT-Arabic channel, about sea towns around Islamic countries. I co-hosted the first three episodes of this show, while also help produce it in Lebanon.
Watch Route Journey's episode from Saida, Lebanon

Where the heck is Mr. Jones-Gungor?

I love to travel and document my travels in videos and share tips about visiting various places. My website, Where the heck is Mr. Jones-Gungor, is a collection of these videos. It's available at http://travelbyvideos.com/ Additionally, there is a Facebook page, a YouTube channel and a Vimeo account connected to this website.

I was also one of the 2011 Fall correspondents for Matador Network's Glimpse program and had two of my videos from Singapore and Iceland featured on the organization's website.

Doha Tribeca Film Festival (DTFF)

DTFF hosts the international film festival in Doha, Qatar. As part of its community outreach efforts, it also does one-minute-film challenges. I joined one of these, to co-direct a film about a woman recording what happens to her during her sleep.
Watch What the Wind Brings
Watch the making of What the Wind Brings