Sosena Solomon is an award winning Documentary Filmmaker and Visual Artist from Ethiopia. She earned a Master of Fine Arts degree in Social Documentary Film from The School of Visual Arts in New York and a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Television Production from Temple University.

 

Her focus has been on culture preservation through visually exploring human stories that examine unfamiliar cultures and communities on the verge of displacement. She flourished as a Director and Cinematographer through her short film projects, including “Sole” a documentary on sneaker culture which made its premier on PBS affiliate MINDTV, and “MERKATO” which was filmed on location in one of Africa’s largest open-air markets and exhibited internationally. 

 

She is a recipient of The Leeway Foundation Art and Change grant, 2013 and The Transformation Award (2014.  Sosena is currently freelancing and teaching as an Adjunct professor at Temple University.