Suree Towfighnia

Suree is an independent filmmaker, director of photography, and freelance producer from Chicago, IL. Her documentary, Tampico (2006), winner of the Studs Terkel Award for Community Media, chronicles a woman's struggle to survive through street performance in the subways of Chicago. Suree's recent projects include Standing Silent Nation (2007), Caution:2001 (a documentary about the nation's response to September 11th), and Clutter (a fiction short that explores the death of a relationship). Suree educates youth in Chicago Public Schools (Center for Community Arts Partnership) and on the Pine Ridge Reservation (Lakota Media Project) and teaches master classes in documentary shooting and storytelling.

Website: www.prairiedustfilms.com

Suree Towfighnia's film entitled Tampico is being screened at The Chicago Temple on October 27.