Ali Arkady worked on the Farman 74 project for three years start­ing in August 2014. He also joined the VII Mentor pro­gram in 2014, the same year the war start­ed in Iraq with ISIS. He him­self act­ed as a men­tor for Yezidi girls who sur­vived being held as hostages by ISIS for two years. In this lec­ture, Ali dis­cuss­es how he cov­ered a war as a long-term project, and offers prac­ti­cal advice on how you can pro­tect your­self in a con­flict sit­u­a­tion.

This lec­ture was orig­i­nal­ly host­ed at VII Interactive, a new resource for shar­ing insights and infor­ma­tion on the craft of visu­al sto­ry­telling. We are build­ing dif­fer­ent plat­forms with­in the VII ecosys­tem, where the pub­lic can engage direct­ly, online with a live instruc­tor. VII Interactive offers pro­gram­ming that is free and avail­able to every­one, in addi­tion to paid class­es and indi­vid­ual men­tor­ing that can be fash­ioned to your needs.