Aria is passionate about creating artful nonfiction media that cultivates imagination and builds dialogue. She has worked in the Middle East, southern Africa and the U.S. to capture stories featuring subjects such as fishermen on the shores of Lake Tanganika and time-traveling donkeys. Her first short documentary about the sex industry in Israel was selected for screening at the Israeli Parliament. Her films have screened at the Big Sky Documentary Film Festival and the Richmond International Film Festival.
The Breitrose Awards by The Enersen Foundation, 2017
Mustard Seed Foundation Harvey Fellowship, 2016
Michael Zakarian, an Armenian in the Old City of Jerusalem, cultivates his garden and pigeon haven while facing changes in his historic community.
An experimental essay film about fear in America.
Big Sky Documentary Film Festival, 2017
Richmond International Festival, 2017
Tony Monroe rides his horse every day through the gang-ridden neighborhoods of Fresno in the hope of being a presence for change.
Nominee-Best Mini Doc, Big Sky Documentary Film Festival, 2017