Filmmaker and graphic artist
Hamid Rahmanian is a New York-based Iranian filmmaker and graphic artist who combines his love of traditional Persian art forms with modern technology to create new works of art that visually bridge the gaps of East and West. His projects have focused on people and issues that are rarely covered in the mainstream media. In 2014, Hamid was awarded a John Simon Guggenheim Fellow Award and began experimenting with shadow puppetry. His 2016 multimedia stage production of Feathers of Fire, an adaption of the love story of Zaul and Rudaben from the Shahnameh, toured internationally and received critical acclaim. Hamid’s shadow animation to accompanies Kayhan Kalhor’s contribution to Heroes Take Their Stands.