Hana Elias is a documentary filmmaker and journalist in New York. Elias’s first short documentary, ‘The Rooftops of Jerusalem," Followed young Palestinian parkour players and was selected for festivals internationally in 2014. She is driven to focus on stories about the complexity of belonging, for those growing up in places where their identity and home are contested and politicized. Elias earned a master's degree at the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism and completed her short documentary "Holding Fire" with the support of the Pulitzer Center. Elias is currently working as an associate producer for Documentaries.