Solomon Mekonen is an Oslo-based filmmaker and a PhD research fellow at the Department of Social Anthropology, University of Oslo, interested in visual storytelling grounded in anthropology. He has a master’s degree in Visual and Media Anthropology from Freie Universität Berlin.


Winner Best Student Film The 29th International Festival of Ethnological Film

Winner The Audience Award for Best short Film Afrika Film Festival Köln

Winner Short Film Audience Choice Africa World Documentary Film Festival Trinidad Venue


Mekonen, Solomon (2021). I Am Black Now: A Phenomenologically Grounded Autoethnography of Becoming Black in Berlin. In Kohl, Marie-Anne (Ed.), Under Construction: Performing Critical Identity. MDPI Books. doi: 10.3390/books978-3-03897-500-7-1.