Filmmaker and Wisconsin Iranian Film Festival Founder Hamidreza Nassiri Works to Build Consciousness

Iranian Filmmaker Fulfills his Purpose Through Academia Hamidreza Nassiri, an independent filmmaker, would describe himself as a public humanities person. He is also both a Ph.D. film candidate and teaching assistant at the University of Wisconsin- Madison. “From my adviser’s point of view, I’m first and foremost a dissertator,” he said. Nassiri’s academic studies began in Iran where he completed all of his grade school … Continue reading Filmmaker and Wisconsin Iranian Film Festival Founder Hamidreza Nassiri Works to Build Consciousness

Animator Rodney Lambright II Explores the Concept of “Unwanted Sympathy”

Illustrator Begins New Residency While Working on Art Exhibition When Rodney Lambright II produces an animation or comic, he wants viewers to feel invested in the characters. Lambright is a storyteller, illustrator, writer and animator who searches for innovative means to immerse audiences. “I want to explore this idea of imagination and how opening up a book opens up a new world,” he said. Lambright … Continue reading Animator Rodney Lambright II Explores the Concept of “Unwanted Sympathy”

Solomon Roller Discovered his Passion for Dance at the Age of Eight

Artist and Performer Embraces Creativity as a Lifestyle Long after his physical presence expires, memories of Solomon Osayi Roller will manifest through his art. People will remember his smile, passion and authentic joy for uplifting others. Fame never crossed Roller’s mind as a reason to entertain people. In his lifetime, his legacy will not reflect the presence of material wealth but rather the riches he … Continue reading Solomon Roller Discovered his Passion for Dance at the Age of Eight

Organizations Protect the Future of the Culture Through Education

Three Initiatives to Transform Learning in Schools Educators often enter the field with the intention in making a difference in the lives of youth but improving education does not rest solely on their shoulders. Developing tomorrow’s leaders into culture influencers, changemakers and contributors to society should be a communal effort. Not everyone has to do this by going into education. Some organizations are attempting to … Continue reading Organizations Protect the Future of the Culture Through Education