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Sophia Nahli Allison

Teaching Arts
Documentary Filmmaker

Sophia Nahli Allison is an experimental documentary filmmaker. She disrupts conventional documentary methods by reimagining the archives and excavating hidden truths. She conjures ancestral memories to explore the intersection of fiction and non-fiction storytelling.

She is currently completing the documentary, A Love Song For Latasha, with support from Glassbreaker Films and The Sundance Institute New Frontier Lab Programs. She was a 2018 Artist-In-Residence at The Center for Photography at Woodstock. Accolades include a Getty Bursary Creative Grant, Student Video Photographer of the Year by the White House News Photographer Association in 2017. She has been a contributor for Pop Up Magazine and was a participant of the Eddie Adams Workshop, the New York Times Student Journalism Institute, and the 2nd Annual New York Times Lens Blog Portfolio Review. As an educator she's taught photo and video to youth in Chicago and Los Angeles and is a grateful recipient of a 2014 Chicago 3Arts Award.

She received her master's in Visual Communication from The University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill as a Roy H. Park Fellow. In her spare time she conjures magic and often turns to the brilliance of the universe and cosmology to imagine endless possibilities.

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