Background

Solomon Mekonen is a Berlin-based filmmaker, interested in visual storytelling grounded in anthropology. He holds a master’s degree in Visual and Media Anthropology from Freie Universität Berlin. His research interests include decolonisation, queer studies and imagining alternative futures. He is currently researching Queer Ethiopia. Solomon has received a bachelor's degree in New Media Communications from the Assumption University of Thailand followed by a Cert. HE from Met Film School Berlin upon completion of a one-year Practical Filmmaking course. He has also been working for the Peter-Bachmann Foundation, a Swiss-based humanitarian foundation that has ongoing projects in multiple countries.