Hamid Rahmanian


Hamid Rahmanian is a 2014 John S. Guggenheim Fellow. He has created award‐winning documentary and fiction film, graphic design, literature and theater projects for over two decades. His films have received international awards and screened worldwide at festivals, theaters and on television. He latest undertaking, the Shahnameh Project includes a 600 page illustrated edition of the 1000-year-old Persian epic poem, Shahnameh: The Epic of the Persian Kings. Based on his bestselling book, he created Feathers of Fire, a cinematic shadow play that premiered at the Brooklyn Academy of Music in 2016 and has since toured around the world in 112 performances; a pop up book called Zahhak: The Legend of the Serpent King and an immersive audiobook of the original tome. Recently, Rahmanian was commissioned by the Silk Road Ensemble to create a multimedia video animation for their upcoming project, HEROS, which will premiere in 2019.

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