Roda Siad is a documentary filmmaker and researcher. She is passionate about producing social impact documentaries and using media as a tool for advocacy. In 2012, Buni TV, a leading online platform that showcases best independent works produced in or about Africa, procured her short film, In Between Stories. That year, Reel World Film Festival selected Roda as one of Top 20 Emerging Filmmakers. She co-directed a documentary on the stigma surrounding breast cancer in immigrant communities. Beyond the Silence was screened for audiences across Canada. In 2013, Roda conducted research in Southern Europe and produced a multimedia project (Living at the Border) that documents the everyday struggles of African migrants and refugees in Italy. In 2014, the project won an Amnesty International Canada Media Award for best online journalism. She presented her research titled, “Italy’s Ten Year Emergency: Integration of Refugees and Asylum Seekers in light of the Dublin II Regulation” at the 2020 Vision for Humanity Symposium in Calgary. She recently completed a documentary (19 Days) for the National Film Board of Canada that explores the settlement experiences of refugee families in Canada. She holds a Master’s degree in Media Production.