Khadim embraced filmmaking to document his life, shooting a video journal on his mobile phone that traced his trek being smuggled into Thailand, running through jungles in Malaysia, and clinging to a crowded raft to Indonesia. His resulting short film won Plural+ youth award in New York in 2014.
Khadim has made many short films and as an artist he displayed in different art museums in Australia and in Indonesia. Twelve of his short films were continuously shown at The Ian Potter Museum of Art in Melbourne, Australia, in 2017 as part of the exhibit, “I was born in Indonesia,” which focuses on the refugee experience.
Khadim earned cinematography credits on “Chasing Asylum”, a feature-length documentary by Academy and Emmy Award winner filmmaker Eva Orner. The film tackles Australia’s treatment of refugees and asylum seekers, focusing on offshore detention centers. Khadim also appeared on camera as a subject of the film. Khadim also earned cinematography credit on feature documentary “The Staging Post”, which follows refugees as they establish a school and manage their community in Indonesia after Australia began denying entry.