IVAN OLITA IS A FILMMAKER AND CREATIVE DIRECTOR,
ALSO FOUNDER OF PRODUCTION COMPANY BRAVÒ.
Ivan Olita is a filmmaker and creative director based in Los Angeles.
Ivan’s commitment to storytelling drove him to found BRAVÒ, a production company which has established since its inception a strong and international network of clients, collaborators and strategic partners.
He studied film under Werner Herzog and his projects have been featured among others on POV, Nat Geo, The Atlantic, Nowness and The New Yorker.

THE LAST SINGER

In the marshes of Iraq, Last Singer documents the stoic life of Marsh Arab Abu Haider as he fights to keep a dying tradition alive. In the wake of the marshes destruction by Sadam Hussein in the 1990s, the Marsh Arab community has shrunk immensely, with many forced to leave for nearby towns or refugee camps. At one time Haider’s singing was a connection to his community, but now it’s a connection to the past. Exclusively premiered on NOWNESS.

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