Konversations is a free monthly discussion with our principal and creative director, Tobias Rose, and special guests on a variety of topics. From entrepreneurship to digital strategy and everything creative and technical in between, we will discuss a different subject during each Konversation.
This month, we're going to talk about the 'heart' of storytelling. At one time, history was maintained through storytelling. Each generation would tell stories that provided context on where people were from, how to survive, general life lessons and even religion. Today, our society has expanded storytelling as an art. The way those stories are told are just as important as the stories themselves. It is the reason we celebrate people like The Duffer Brothers, Spike Lee and William Shakespere. In this Konversation, we sit with renowned filmmaker Saleem Reshamwala to talk about story-framing, execution and inspiration; as well as the responsibility that comes with being a storyteller.
Saleem Reshamwala is a journalist and filmmaker whose recent work has focused on culture, ethnicity and music. Recent awards include Best Music Video at the Hip Hop Film Festival in Harlem (for G Yamazawa’s “North Cack”) and an Emmy-nomination for his work on implicit bias and race while at the New York Times. Saleem has also created work for The Guardian, LinkedIn, Soccer.com and the PBS Digital Studios series Beat Making Lab, for which he filmed rappers and beatmakers in Senegal, Ethiopia, Fiji, Panama and the Democratic Republic of Congo. Reshamwala has studied, worked or hung out in 50 countries.
If you’re interested in networking, be sure to arrive at 6:30pm. The hour-long discussion will begin at 7pm. Konversations are open to the public, but a ticket is required for entry. Each discussion is filmed and published to our YouTube channel.
To learn more about future Konversations, visit https://komplekscreative.com/konversations/.