Dr. Jenn Lindsay is an award-winning social scientist, documentary filmmaker, and musician whose work explores social diversity, intercultural relations, community building, personal transformation and social change movements. She is a professor of sociology and communications at John Cabot University in Rome and the Co-Founding Producer of So Fare Films. She earned her Ph.D. from Boston University in the social science of religion, and her book Pluralismo Vivo, an ethnography of interreligious dialogue in Rome, was published in 2021 by LIT Verlag Press. Dr. Lindsay’s ethnographic fieldwork spans religious communities in North America, Indonesia, Italy and Peru. She also earned a Master of Divinity degree with an emphasis in Interfaith Relations at Union Theological Seminary in New York City, an advanced diploma in Sociology from the Sapienza University of Rome, a Bachelor of Arts in Playwriting at Stanford University, and studied Theatre Management at Yale University School of Drama.
Beginning in 2005 Dr. Lindsay worked in the film and music industries in New York City, producing ten studio albums and serving as a story editor for MTV, the Sundance Channel, Swete Films, and Atmosphere Productions. She has produced and screened her films throughout the world, the topics ranging from how the COVID-19 lockdown affected religious Italians (Quarantined Faith), an African Buddhist monk’s life and teachings (Minding Shadows), interfaith dialogues between Hindus and Jews (ShalOM), the Indonesian Muslim headscarf industry (Jilbab), interreligious dialogue in Rome (Pluralismo Vivo), the role of religion in the Mediterranean refugee crisis (A Battle for the Souls of Refugees), atheist Jews from Boston (From Alef to Zayin), and Italian hippies building artistic Christmas nativity displays (The Presepe of Calcata). She is also the creator of the companion docuseries to Simulating Religious Violence, the 8-episode The M.R.P. Series, which ventures more deeply into the interdisciplinary journey of the Modeling Religion Project. As an independent singer-songwriter she released ten studio albums of original music through her record label No Evil Star Records. She also served for six years as the video documentarian for the Center for Mind and Culture and continues to publish her video journalism on various news services.
Xurxo Romaní was born in Coruña in 1966, and spent his college years at the University of Santiago. He is also a Consultant Dermatologist, Researcher and Professor at the Autonomous University of Barcelona.
While he is not a trained musician he has played instruments since his teens, starting with the Galician bagpipes, mandolin, guitar and the hurdy gurdy. Lately he has devoted himself to the study of the citole, an ancient guitar played in Medieval Europe, and attended workshops on sound engineering, where he learned the basics of recording, mixing and mastering.
He has played with folk groups like Ondina Xana, Early Music with Organistrum, Ara Solis, and many collaborations and projects of ephemeral life, involving Sephardic music, medieval pop-rock, and electronic music.
His musical formation was influenced by courses and workshops with Valentin Clastrier, Gilles Chabenat, Marco Ambrosini, Mauricio Molina and Emilio Villalba, and he also studied medieval musical notation, Gregorian chant, and particularly medieval dance music.
Andrea Monzani is a freelance graphic specialist, filmmaker and photographer. He partners with marketing specialists to create tailored professional and compelling media such as logos, posters, trailers and motion graphics. Andrea has also directed several shorts, such as the motorbike documentary “Born to Ride” and several analytical video essays about film. He completed several motion graphics projects such as the intro to the adventure team “Stepsover.” He worked in a production team to produce promotions for Fox Italy. Andrea is also a professional photographer and collaborated with the marketing agency Jungle. https://andreamonzani99.wixsite.com/click
Danielle Roberts is a young aspiring filmmaker recently graduated from John Cabot University with a major concentration in communications and a minor in creative writing. With a fine attention to detail and a passion for capturing the poetic perspective, Danielle is an enthusiastic, adaptable team player with experience in a majority of tasks in pre-production, film production, and post-production, such as scriptwriting, storyboarding, filming, directing, and video editing. She has a drive for projecting her strong creative voice as early as her school days at Tampa Palms Elementary, where she participated in running the Daily Morning Show, a program for students by students. Danielle’s ambition for filmmaking only continues to grow and thrive as an assistant editor for The MRP series and the Simulating Religious Violence documentary. https://www.facebook.com/danielle.c.roberts.1
Em Cegielski majored in Communications with an emphasis in Digital Media Art at John Cabot University, in Rome, Italy. She is an avid storyteller through different mediums such as writing and photography, but her passion is filmmaking. Cegielski is a seasoned photographer, a published writer, and a budding filmmaker, with a special focus in post-production and editing.
She believes that by telling untold stories, real change can be brought to the world. https://cegielskiem.wordpress.com/
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