Emily Garthwaite is an award-winning photojournalist focusing on humanitarian and environmental issues. Ever since using her mother's camera to shoot a local forest fire at a young age, Emily had a calling, one which has taken her around the world, with particular attention to the Middle East.
Based in Iraq for the past five years she has travelled thousands of miles across the country, on foot, by car and by boat, along one of the world's most militarised rivers, the Tigris from source to sea. Her party were the first people ever to do so. From photographing the Turkey-Syria earthquake earlier this year, to one of the world's largest annual pilgrimages, Arba'in, Emily's nature and gender afford her access to the innermost workings of the Middle East and her work valiantly lifts the curtain on a place often mistakenly represented in the west.
Watch the film to learn what courage means to Emily.