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Nadia Hallgren

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A Conversation with Dr. Tyshawn Sorey and Nadia Hallgren, Creators of the Digital Short DEATH

LA Opera Podcasts: Behind the Curtain

DEATH is a new digital short in three parts, based on a poem of the same name by the great American poet Paul Laurence Dunbar (1872-1906). Composer Dr. Tyshawn Sorey crafts a breathtaking reflective musical setting, and filmmaker Nadia Hallgren creates a visual story that gives a glimpse into the creative process of both composer and poet, and addresses the Black experience in America. In this Behind the Curtain conversation, Dr. Muriel McClenndon, Associate Professor for History at UCLA, speaks with D. Sorey and Ms. Hallgren, discussing how the project originated, and how its poetry, music and image resonate together. DEATH premiered on February 19, 2021, and can be accessed for free on our website at: LAOpera.org/Death


20 Mar 2021

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Nadia Hallgren Director of Becoming & WCW Spotlight Victoria Negri

Women Crush Wednesdays - New York Women In Film & Television

So excited to have Nina Hallgren, the director of the Michelle Obama Documentary Becoming, on this week's episode! We introduce the new Women Crush Wednesdays Spotlight segment highlighting a NYWIFT member who is crushing it. Today its -- Victoria Negri.  We discuss how the industry has responded to the murder of George Floyd. If you are looking for ways to help click here.   Becoming is currently streaming on Netflix. #IAMBECOMING / @nadiahallgren / @victorianegri Contact us at communications@nywift.org to Share Your Story, Ask NYWIFT, nominate a member for the Women Crush Wednesdays Spotlight or with any other feedback or suggestions.  Don't forget to subscribe, rate and share episodes on social media! Go to NYWIFT for the latest video webinars and blog posts.


3 Jun 2020

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Becoming Director Nadia Hallgren & Never Have I Ever's Poorna Jagganathan


Becoming Director Nadia Halgreen & Never Have I Ever's Poorna Jagganathan plus The Saree Room Founder, Adam Meghji Guest hosts: Founder, RepresentASIAN Project, Madelyn Chung plus writer & editor Stacy Lee Kong.  #ontheradar: COVID-19: non-medical masks, Asian discrimination, Mindy Kaling taking on Legally Blonde 3, The Lovebirds, Asian Heritage Month and more. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


24 May 2020

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Becoming Visible w/ Nadia Hallgren

Con Todo: Brown Love

This week, host Dascha Polanco gazes through the lens of acclaimed director and cinematographer Nadia Hallgren. The Bronx filmmaker of Puerto Rican descent is behind ‘Becoming,’ the new Netflix documentary about former First Lady Michelle Obama, and joins us to celebrate the work of Latino creatives behind the camera and to share the thrill of calling your own shots in a crowded, competitive field. Brown Love is produced by @ConTodoNetflix, a social community for Latino creators and fans alike to come together and celebrate their #LatinXcellence, in collaboration with Dascha Polanco.


19 May 2020

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Okay, Forever First Lady (with Nadia Hallgren)

Okay, Now Listen

On this episode, we remember the lives of Andre Harrell, Little Richard, and Betty Wright, three legends we lost this past week. We also give thanks to Erykah Badu and Jill Scott for offering us some love and warmth during their Verzuz battle. Then, we interview Nadia Hallgren, the director of the new Netflix documentary, Becoming, which follows the book tour of our forever First Lady, Michelle Obama. And lastly, a reflection on the tragic murder of Ahmaud Arbery and the ever present burdens of being Black in America. Follow us on Twitter:@SylviaObell@ScottieBeam@StrongBlackLead


14 May 2020

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Becoming: Michelle Obama with Nadia Hallgren

Dave Fanning

Director of the new Netflix documentary about Michelle Obama’s 34-city book tour to promote her 2018 memoir “Becoming” is on the line to chat with Dave about working with the former first lady!


10 May 2020

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Nadia Hallgren (Becoming)

The Bellissimo Files

Nadia Halgren was handpicked as the film maker to capture and direct Michelle Obama's Becoming. Nadia shared what the experience was like and how it has impacted her life.


9 May 2020