IMWD2019 Sustainable Heritage

Creatives have the power to influence humanity in way in which we don’t often think! Our Economy generates: Nearly 30 million jobs worldwideJobs for more people aged 15−29 than any other sectorAnnual revenues of US$2.25 TrillionGlobal exports of over US$250 Billion Last year, IMWD2018 was marked in 21 languages, across 12 platforms, in 170+ countries. […]

[VIDEO] Homa Taj In Conversation with Nicholas Wrathall, Director of GORE VIDAL

I saw GORE VIDAL: The United States of Amnesia the new film by Australian-born filmmaker, Nicholas Wrathall, late last week, shortly after it had premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival. The documentary is one of the most engaging biographical portrayals of a great American author & thinker whom we all – well, at least most of us […]

[VIDEO] Homa Taj In Conversation with Sebastian Junger on HBO’s Tim Hetherton Documentary

  Last month, I met Sebastian Junger, the renowned American author, journalist and documentary filmmaker who is best known for his international best-seller The Perfect Storm: A True Story of Men Against The Sea (1997). On his last major work Restrepo (2010), Junger worked with – co-wrote/directed/shot Restrepo – the late British-American photojournalist Tim Hetherington (December 1970–April 2011). Hetherington […]

[VIDEO] Homa Taj In Conversation with Jaie Laplante, Exec Dir of MIAMI Film Fest

I met Canadian-born Jaie Laplante, the Executive Director of the Miami International Film Festival, earlier this week during the #MiamiFF XXX, at The Standard Hotel and Spa. Laplante had worked as a producer, a programmer at the Miami Gay and Lesbian Film Festival, and an associate director at Food Network South Beach Wine & Food Festival. Laplante joined […]

The Life of the House: How Rooms Evolve, Lady Henrietta Churchill

Lady Henrietta Spencer-Churchill is not your average European aristocrat whose mere presence entices people to open up their pockets to make charitable contributions. She is one of the leading, and exceptionally talented, interior designers in the world. In a field that is populated with individuals whose primary professional pedigree is their ability to hold entertaining […]

The Oxford Don-Keys – A Tale of Middle Eastern Corruption in the Heart of Academia

American art historian and museologist Homa Taj Nasab began her doctoral research at the Oriental Institute, University of Oxford, in 2004. Prior to joining the OI, she had been awarded three graduate degrees from Harvard University (Extension), Courtauld Institute of Art and the Department of History of Art at the University of Oxford… Today, Nasab, […]

Homa Taj In Conversation with Swiss Filmmaker Nick Brandestini

LONDON – I first heard about Darwin at the Zurich Film Festival where everyone was raving about this documentary by a young Swiss director. In fact, the film won the Best Documentary Award at ZFF, followed by another (BDA) at Austin Film Festival, later in October. Since its premiere at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival in January (2011), Darwin has […]

Homa Taj In Conversation with Swiss-German Dealer Bennet Vertes

Salis & Vertes is one of Europe’s most prestigious modern and contemporary art galleries. Founded in 1994, its exhibition spaces in Zurich and Salzburg showcase some of the most iconic, museum-quality works of art spanning the past 150 years. Earlier this year, Bennet Vertes founded Vertes Modern in the heart of Zurich with a fresh program of art […]