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Persheng Sadegh-Vaziri

Persheng Sadegh-Vaziri is an independent filmmaker, born and raised in Tehran, Iran. When the revolution in Iran broke out she was compelled to stay in the US, where she received her BA from Trinity College in Hartford, Ct., and an MA in Cinema Studies from New York University. She works as producer for Link Television on the Bridge to Iran series. She produced an award-winning series about the war in Iraq for Deep Dish TV which was at the 2006 Whitney Biennial; and for Trinity TV she produced documentaries about 9/11. She teaches film studies courses at New York University. She has also worked for the award-winning PBS series POV and curated a documentary film festival in Tehran. Her personal documentaries about Iran were broadcasted on PBS and have been shown widely in museums, art houses and universities. They are: WOMEN LIKE US (2002); A PLACE CALLED HOME, (1998); FAR FROM IRAN (1990); and JOURNAL FROM TEHRAN (1987), a memoir of war days in Tehran, which was a prize winner and was screened at the Independent Focus series of PBS. Her work is distributed by Women Make Movies. (09/09)


A Place Called Home
A film by Persheng Sadegh-Vaziri, 1998, 30 min., Color

Persheng Sadegh-Vaziri grew up in pre-Revolution Tehran daydreaming about an ideal life in the West. Nineteen years later, after living and working ...

Women Like Us: Women in Iran
A film by Persheng Sadegh-Vaziri, 2002, 60 min., Color

Filmmaker Persheng Sadegh-Vaziri returns to Iran after 20 years as an expatriate to present this intimate and revealing portrait of five ordinary Iran...



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