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Gender FEMALE
Industry Arts
Occupation filmmaker
Location Canada
Introduction --documentary producer, Writer, Journalist; writing about women, minorities and arts in Iran 1991-2001 -Involved with Iranian underground cinema;Producer and associate director for: Epitaph (Iranian sex trade workers) & Utopia (refuges of Iran-Iraq's war)directed by Moslem Mansouri -Director & Producer;Forbidden Sun Dance;dancing was banned by Islamic regime of Iran soon after 1979 revolution. An Iranian dancer and choreographer reveals the story of her political exile from Iran...(2008-2009,Canada) Associate director The Final Word directed by Moslem Mansouri; A documentary film about the legendary late Ahmad Shamlou, one of the most prominent and influential contemporary Iranian poets. In his poetry, Mr. Shamlou, spoke consciously of human suffering, injustice and love. Through his distinctive expression of language, he skilfully sided with the oppressed and opposed cruel regimes and their inhumane institutions. The film is a national treasure, an unseen 55 minutes collection of Mansouri’s and Taghvaei’s interviews with the poet and his long time partner, Ayda, two years before he died. (2008-2009,U.S) lilacforfreedom@gmail.com