Sahar Sarshar

Sahar Sarshar

Sahar has worked on productions that have aired both nationally and internationally. A story about eight international writers traveling the United States to learn about the falls and recoveries in U.S.’s history, from the civil rights movement to Katrina, was produced by her as a full length documentary for Iowa University’s International Writing Program. This documentary was showcased in the Landlocked Film Festival (October of 2012) in the Feature Documentary Category and also published on The Mantle. Sahar was also nominated for Best Film in the iPhone Film Festival of 2012 for her experimental film Instagram in 30 Days. In 2013, she won the coveted Capra Excellence in Editing award for a short documentary she edited for the D.C. Shoot Off Video Workshop.

Her short-form feature documentaries, airing on Voice of America, have impacted thousands all over the world. Most recently her work as Executive Producer, Director, and Filmmaker of the TV Series "ZirZameen" (Underground) has received national and international attention from the front page of MSNBC.com to being considered one of the most influential series to air in Iran. Sahar received a Master of Arts in Film and Video at Emerson College and a Bachelor of Arts  in Psychology at George Mason University. Her next big venture - a full length documentary - is the story on Iran's first female rapper, Salome MC, who now resides in Japan. She hopes to have this completed in early 2014.

Sahar has worked on productions that have aired both nationally and internationally. A story about eight international writers traveling the United States to learn about the falls and recoveries in U.S.’s history, from the civil rights movement to Katrina, was produced by her as a full length documentary for Iowa University’s International Writing Program. This documentary was showcased in the Landlocked Film Festival (October of 2012) in the Feature Documentary Category and also published on The Mantle. Sahar was also nominated for Best Film in the iPhone Film Festival of 2012 for her experimental film Instagram in 30 Days. In 2013, she won the coveted Capra Excellence in Editing award for a short documentary she edited for the D.C. Shoot Off Video Workshop.

Her short-form feature documentaries, airing on Voice of America, have impacted thousands all over the world. Most recently her work as Executive Producer, Director, and Filmmaker of the TV Series "ZirZameen" (Underground) has received national and international attention from the front page of MSNBC.com to being considered one of the most influential series to air in Iran. Sahar received a Master of Arts in Film and Video at Emerson College and a Bachelor of Arts  in Psychology at George Mason University. Her next big venture - a full length documentary - is the story on Iran's first female rapper, Salome MC, who now resides in Japan. She hopes to have this completed in early 2014.

Sahar has worked on productions that have aired both nationally and internationally. A story about eight international writers traveling the United States to learn about the falls and recoveries in U.S.’s history, from the civil rights movement to Katrina, was produced by her as a full length documentary for Iowa University’s International Writing Program. This documentary was showcased in the Landlocked Film Festival (October of 2012) in the Feature Documentary Category and also published on The Mantle. Sahar was also nominated for Best Film in the iPhone Film Festival of 2012 for her experimental film Instagram in 30 Days. In 2013, she won the coveted Capra Excellence in Editing award for a short documentary she edited for the D.C. Shoot Off Video Workshop.

Follow Sahar on Twitter @saharcastic

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