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Taimi Arvidson

Taimi Arvidson

2019 National MediaMaker Fellows
Taimi Arvidson 2019 BAVC MediaMaker Fellow Headshot - Taimi rests her face against her knuckles staring off camera, she is framed by blue lens flare, her long hair falls over her red and white sweater, there may be a window at night obscured behind her

Taimi Arvidson

2019 National MediaMaker Fellows

Taimi Arvidson is a director with over a decade of experience telling human stories for critically acclaimed documentaries, television series, and commercials. She recently directed the National Geographic Channel series MARS, which was executive produced by Ron Howard and Brian Grazer. Her other television work includes Oprah Winfrey's BELIEF about human spirituality around the world, National Geographic's Emmy-nominated series HARD TIME about the lives of inmates. Her work has additionally been featured by clients such as CNN, Apple, Ulta Beauty, NBC, Esquire Magazine, and more.

Hossian tells the story of a six-year-old boy growing up in the middle of the Rohingya refugee crisis. Shot over the course of a year, the film follows Hossain Johar as he fills his days with childhood adventure while living in the world’s biggest refugee camp. But soon, the situation around him grows dire when deadly monsoons hit and governments make a controversial deal to return his people to Myanmar.