[Second] HaFI residency guest: Shirin Barghnavard
For the second Harun Farocki Residency we have invited the Tehran-based Iranian filmmaker and editor Shirin Barghnavard to Berlin for three months.
Born in Tehran, Shirin Barghnavard received diplomas in film directing from the Sooreh University, Tehran, and screen from the Central Institute of Technology, Australia. Since 1999, she has made several award winning short and feature length documentary films such as PROFESSION: DOCUMENTARIST (2014), SCENES FROM A DIVORCE (2015) and POETS OF LIFE (2017). As an editor, she has worked on numerous documentary films including HEY HUMANS (2016), directed by renowned Iranian filmmaker Rakhshan Bani Etemad, and Firoozeh Khosrovani’s award winning film, FEST OF DUTY (2014).
In her documentary films Shirin Barghnavard combines general social questions with specific examinations of the role of women in society. In 2014, together with a female filmmakers’ collective, she realized the film PROFESSION: DOCUMENTARIST which addresses the working conditions for documentary filmmaking in Iran from the perspective of seven women filmmakers based in Tehran living through the political and economic crisis around the elections.October 11th, 2017 — Residency / 2017