Sosena Solomon is a rising young documentary Film Maker/ Art Director who originally hails from Ethiopia. She earned a bachelor’s degree in Television Production from Temple University. Her focus has been on ethnographic stories, which explore unfamiliar cultures and heritage, underground subcultures, and various marginalized peoples. During her college years, she flourished as talented set designer, cinematographer and director through her short film projects Elevator rush, Ten Speed, and Sole: a documentary on sneaker culture. She was the recipient of the 2008 Philadelphia Stories grant and Best documentary award from Temple University. In addition, Sosena was heavily involved in the development of the 1st Annual Black Lily Film & Music Festival in 2007, working closely with organizers as part of the Steering Committee. Her other past projects include work for the Philadelphia Independent Film Association, as well as PBS Affiliate WHYY’s Mother Dot Project. Other notable work includes assisting production on shows such as Evening Exchange with Kojo Nnamdi at Howard University’s WHUT, and for other award-winning documentaries.