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Robert Adanto

A classically-trained actor, documentary filmmaker, and nationally-recognized educator, Robert Adanto is currently teaching video production, acting, and film history at University School at Nova Southeastern. Mr. Adanto earned an MFA in Acting at NYU's Graduate Acting Program, where he studied with master teacher Ron Van Lieu, the current Lloyd Richards Professor and Chair of the Yale School of Drama. He will be featured in In the Name of Love, a new film by noted Danish filmmaker, Jon Bang Carlsen, premiering later this year. Mr. Adanto made his directorial debut with The Rising Tide (2008), a feature-length documentary, exploring the explosive Chinese contemporary art scene. The film has enjoyed screenings at leading museums all over the world including The Hammer Museum, The Smithsonian Institution's Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, The National Center for Contemporary Art in Moscow, and the Schirn Kunsthalle in Frankfurt, amongst others. Pearls on the Ocean Floor (2010), his latest work, examines the lives and works of Iranian female artists living and working in and outside the Islamic Republic. Featuring interviews with art luminaries Shirin Neshat and Shadi Ghadirian, the film was an Official Selection at several film festivals including the UK Iranian Film Festival in London and The Glasgow International Film Festival, and was recently screened at The Smithsonian Institution, The MFA Boston, and LACMA. He is currently in post-production on two documentary projects: City of Memories and Darkly Digital & Divine.