Enterprise Documentary Fund Grantee


Taimi Arvidson
Brette Ragland, Neaz Mahmud Roni

A six-year-old Rohingya boy named Hossain Johar grows up in the world’s biggest refugee camp in Bangladesh. But soon, the crisis around him grows dire when deadly monsoons hit and a controversial deal is made to return his people to Myanmar.

Taimi Arvidson, Director

Taimi Arvidson is a director with over a decade of experience telling human stories for critically acclaimed documentaries, television series, and commercials. She recently directed the National Geographic Channel series MARS, which was executive produced by Ron Howard and Brian Grazer. The series was nominated for an International Documentary Association Award for Best Episodic Series and called “visually gorgeous” by The New Yorker. Her other critically acclaimed television work includes Oprah Winfrey's BELIEF about human spirituality around the world, National Geographic's Emmy-nominated series HARD TIME about the lives of inmates, and CNN’s THIS IS LIFE WITH LISA LING. Her work has additionally been featured by clients such as Showtime, Apple, Nike, Esquire Magazine, Netflix, NBC, and more.

Brette Ragland, Producer

Brette Ragland is an international travel producer who has produced work for History Channel, Discovery Channel, Travel Channel, and National Geographic. Most notably she served as the field producer for the Travel Channel’s number one show, EXPEDITION UNKNOWN and the spinoff LEGENDARY LOCATIONS. Previously, she has worked with directors Cat Gund at Aubin Pictures and Liz Garbus on the Oscar nominated film WHAT HAPPENED, MISS SIMONE?. Before jumping into documentary, Brette spent a year living in Chittagong, Bangladesh as a fellow with the Asian University for Women. Currently, Brette is working with Davis Guggenheim on a new documentary series for Netflix.

Neaz Mahmud Roni, Producer

Neaz Mahmud Roni is a Producer based in Dhaka, Bangladesh with over a decade of experience telling human interest stories from the South Asian region. He has worked on topics such as child marriage to climate change for clients such as the BBC, CNN, Al Jazeera, ABC, National Geographic, Discovery, Channel NewsAsia, and more. He has also worked extensively as a videographer and produced branded contents for organizations such as Walmart, Standard Chartered Bank, the European Union, Islamic Development Bank, and beyond. He was one of the primary journalists on the frontlines of the Rohingya crisis when it first escalated in August 2017.