Culture Spotlight Featuring Nuria Dixon
Born and raised in East Flatbush Brooklyn, Nuria grew up with a passion to tell stories. After joining the army and doing a tour in Iraq in 2003, her perspective on life completely changed and she knew she had to pursue her creative goals.
Tell us about your experience at the Hip Hop Film Festival?
The Hip Hop Film Festival is a vibe. I had a wonderful time. It was great to see stories told by authentic people that are a part the culture.
Why are stories from the culture important?
Stories from the culture allow people to identify, understand, and educate the audience on other cultural perspectives. We need more authentic stories that are from people of the culture and not from outsiders misrepresenting the culture.
What projects are you working on now?
Based on my animated short film ‘Ethan Art Venture.’ I'm coordinating a Youth Empowerment Workshop titled “Create the Narrative”. I am also working on funding for my first feature: “Return To Sender”.
Why do you think the Harlem Film House and Hip Hop Film Festival are important?
The Harlem Film House is a platform that represents ‘AUTHENTIC’ people of the culture like me. There are so many untold stories. Many thanks to Ms.Capers for creating this genuine platform.