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Tina Gharavi

Born in Tehran, Gharavi is a Sundance/BAFTA-nominated screenwriter/director initially trained as a painter in the US later studying cinema in France. Fearless in her approach to storytelling, Gharavi is noted for innovative cross-platform work, often about outsiders, rebels and misfits. Sir Ben Kingsley commenting on her BAFTA-nominated feature, I Am Nasrine, "a life enhancing film... An important and much needed film" while Peter Bradshaw (The Guardian) gave it 4 stars. Movie Scope magazine, named her one to watch and she has a development deal for her next movie, The Good Iranian, via Film4/BFI, a tale set in France and Iran, as well as a feature documentary about the US prison system and itís link to slavery.

Gharavi resides in the North of England and Paris and is an associate professor of filmmaking at Newcastle University, lectures worldwide and recently made her first after-dinner speech. She often dreams of beekeeping in Iran.

Gharavi is represented by Roxana Adle at Independent Talent Group. (4/15)

Directed by Tina Gharavi, 2000, 24 min., Color

An experimental documentary which has at its heart a poignant character study of a 17 year-old lesbian living in Newcastle, England, CLOSER innovative...

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