Elijah Hasan is an award winning filmmaker, photographer, composer and writer. As a teaching artist through residencies and workshops he’s introduced young people to creative filmmaking, photography and various multimedia disciplines. Whether it be police officers working with students as artists or facilitating candid conversations between youth and civic leaders utilizing film as the medium, his hybrid artistic approaches to programming have resulted in transformative impacts on participants as well as their exhibition audiences.
While primarily known for his films and still photography, he describes what he does more universally—as “making art.” His films often employ experimental techniques that work to blend complex concepts with powerful, graceful storytelling.