People

 

MARTIN FERNANDO JAKOBSEN

DIRECTOR AND FOUNDER

mfj@turningtables.org

Martin has been CEO of Turning Tables since he founded it in 2009, establishing permanent music and film schools for marginalized youth and activists in Lebanon, Jordan, Syria, Tunisia, Myanmar, Cambodia, Denmark and Sweden. He has also been organizing and supporting rap and hip hop festivalss for activist rappers in Egypt, Libya, Tunisia and Denmark.

Martin has been a professional DJ and producer with ‘Den Sorte Skole’ for more than a decade and holds a Master in Political Science from the University of Copenhagen, Denmark.

MILLE FLENSTED-JENSEN

ASSISTANT PROGRAMME MANAGER

efj@turningtables.org

Mille is based in Amman, working as assistant programme manager and fundraiser for the Jordan office. She holds a bachelor in Religious Studies from The University of Copenhagen and is currently studying a master in Migration Studies. She has previously worked in Jordan within the field of youth and activism.

YAZAN MASHINI

PHOTO INSTRUCTOR

Yazan Mashini is a Photographer/ Videographer, specialized in capturing portraits, Nature and artistic scenes. He has been in the industry for five years. and his artistic view always takes his work to the next level.

MAJD AL NAMMARI

COORDINATOR

majd@turningtables.org

Majd is in charge of setting up the new Turntable Lab for Syrian and Palestinian refugees and Marginalized Jordanian youth.

Al-Nammari aka “Khotta Ba” is a Palestinian/Jordanian lyricists who has been working with Turning Tables on festivals and workshops since 2011. Majd has been the focal point in setting up our Summer School in Talbayyieh Camp awhere he also supervised the creation of a hip hop album for his students. As Khotta Ba he released his first solo album bin 2012, and he is currently working on a new album.

Majd holds BA degree of Civil Engineering certified from the Faculty of Engineering Technology at the BAU-Amman.

LINA ABU REZEQ

FILM SCRIPT AND ACTING INSTRUCTOR

Lina Abu Rezeq is a Jordanian TV/Radio host, youtuber, and actress, graduated from the faculty of fine arts with a bachelor degree in Music from Yarmouk University, Jordan. During her studies she was also involved in many projects with the drama department, acting in graduation projects and theatrical plays.

DARIN HANSEN A.K.A. DARO

HEADMASTER AT ZARQA FILM ACADEMY

Daro studied journalism at Damascus university. Early in her studies, she started working on putting spotlight on women’s rights in the media. After moving abroad back in 2010, she took her storytelling skills into film making.

THOMAS PAPAPETROS

HEAD OF FILM AND MUSIC VIDEO PRODUCTION

papa@turningtables.org

Papa is in charge of training instructors, developing and implementing film and music video programs for the Turntable Labs. He is specialized in working with film activists and the editor of many international award- winning documentaries, including activist films like Burma VJ, which was nominated for an Academy Award®. 1/2 Revolution, Sundance Film Festival. And “Untitled Syrian Film Project” that is yet not cleared and released for security reasons. Papa has in the past been awarded the prestigious Sundance Film Festival Documentary Film Editing Award and The Cinema Eye Honors.

AMR ABU EITAH

FILM INSTRUCTOR

Amr Abu aita is a video editor, Creative Director and and Artist, visual effects expert currently based in Amman, Jordan. He received his BA in Civil engineering from AL Balqa’ Applied University. His passion to video editing, lead him on a self learning experience, that resulted in working in multitude of projects in Thailand, Dubai and Amman. He has been in the industry for seven years and his eagerness to learn keeps on pushing him to achieve the impossible.