CDS Courses Instructor
Nazanin Knudsen is a filmmaker and an educator with over fourteen years of experience in film and media production. She has produced short films and documentaries for public television, nonprofit institutes, and corporate media. She had her first teaching experience when she was a graduate student in media arts at the University of Arizona. Since then, Nazanin has organized and taught digital storytelling and video production workshops for minority youth and community members. More recently, she taught film production, storytelling, and theory courses at the Art Institute of Raleigh-Durham, where she was the lead faculty in the Digital Film and Video Production Program. She is a lecturer at the University of North Carolina Hussman School of Journalism and Media, while also working on a personal documentary and writing nonfiction stories. Naz lives in Durham, North Carolina, where she collaborates with local and international filmmakers.