My film topics are based on cultural identity and art education.
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Casden Conversations at USC Casden Institute Moderated by Dr. Saba Soomekh
Film Screening of my Masters Thesis, "The Fifth Question: Why is this Passover different?" followed by Discussion on the Convergence of Tradition and Global Culture in the Persian Passover Ritual
Illustrations for the Film were based on my memories and interpretations of the interviews for my MA Thesis Film, "The Fifth Question: Why is this Passover different?"
Jewish Journal Feature Article for Passover - March 2017 My Exodus: A Very Persian Passover
Reflections on my family road trip to my birthplace Madison, Wisconsin on the way to taking my son, David to graduate school. (4 min)
Interview with USC Shoah Center about the film, "There is no other way"
2014 Viewer's Choice for USC Shoah Center Student Voices Contest. The film showcases a snapshot from the escape of a Jewish family from Hungary during the Holocaust and the heroic acts of Naomi Alcalay to save her father's life. (7 min)
In teaching Basic 2D Design, I found that students from cross-university fields of study relished the agency in working together as they combined their knowledge of design principles with research about a society issue of their choice. This was an effective way to create conversation between the students. (20 min)
The UCLA School of the Arts and Architecture’s Visual and Performing Arts Education Program (VAPAE) fosters the creative and intellectual growth of UCLA Arts students while providing much needed arts education curricula to children in underserved communities. A key tenant of the VAPAE program is to offer students experiential opportunities to develop into qualified teaching artists and introduces them to a range of possible careers in the arts. (6 min)
An explorative look around Westwood Blvd. (45 sec)
Here is a 45 sec excerpt of my 3 hours journey to the top of the magnificent Mulnomah Waterfall. (45 sec)