Amir Soltani is an Iranian-American human rights activist. He has worked in journalism, philanthropy, and business and is the author of Zahra’s Paradise, a New York Times bestselling graphic novel on Iran’s 2009 protests. Soltani studied history at Tufts and Harvard. Dogtown Redemption is his first documentary film.
Chihiro Wimbush is a Hapa, Oakland-based filmmaker. Most recently he served as editor of the award-winning Changing Season: on the Masumoto Family Farm
. With his wife Meena Srinivasan, he creates mindful media and education content via their nonprofit organization, A Lens Inside. Between chasing shopping carts and other stories, Chihiro writes and tries to lure his musical muse out of hiding.