Hamid Rahmanian is a 2014 John Guggenheim Fellow. His narrative and documentary films have premiered at Venice, Sundance, Toronto, Tribeca, and IDFA film festivals. His works have been televised on PBS, Sundance Channel, IFC, Channel 4, BBC, DR2, and Al Jazeera. He illustrated the 2013 best-selling 2013 Shahnameh: The Epic of the Persian Kings. He lives in Brooklyn.