Ashkan Soltani


Ashkan Soltani

Ashkan Soltani is an award-winning filmmaker and educator based in Los Angeles. Soltani's films have screened at numerous international film festivals. In his films, Soltani explores a wide range of topics such as affordable housing, immigrant workers, indigenous land rights, and subversive music. His most recent documentary, I Know You Well, is about JANDEK, an enigmatic American musician with a large international cult following.

Ashkan is currently working on a feature-length documentary REZ METAL (also subject of a book, University of Nebraska Press) about the Heavy Metal music scene throughout the Navajo reservations and the many ways in which heavy metal engages disenfranchised Navajo youth in constructive anger to cope with endemic poverty and high rate of suicides.

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