Filmmaking and Storytelling through a Third Culture Lens, with Mary Hasavari (MDE420)

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Minter Dialogue with Mary Hasavari

Mary Hasavari is a filmmaker and screenwriter based in Oslo Norway. With her mixed Thai/Iranian heritage, Mary has a most unique story and viewpoint in her filmmaking, leveraging her third culture life to make engaging films. In this conversation, we discuss her journey into filmmaking, how film and storytelling have been changing, as well as look at some of her ongoing projects, including her documentary Dhamma about female Buddhist monks and a feature length fiction, Persona.

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Music credit: The jingle at the beginning of the show is courtesy of my friend, Pierre Journel, author of the Guitar Channel. And, the new sign-off music is “A Convinced Man,” a song I co-wrote and recorded with Stephanie Singer back in the late 1980s (please excuse the quality of the sound!).

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