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I make films.

I tell stories.

My name is Nazanin but most people call me Naz, thus the #notthatnaz. I am passionate about documentary filmmaking, social change, and education. My professional experience is informed by over 11 years of hands-on work developing and executing ideas for documentaries, short films, and corporate videos. In film, I tell moving stories that strive to make a difference in the viewers’ lives. In teaching, I empower and inspire my students to do the same.

I live in Durham. I love Durham. Here, I produce films and I collaborate with local and international creatives. I teach a few courses at the Duke Center for Documentary Studies. I serve on nonprofit organization boards. I have coffee with friends, and I bake lots of cookies around the holidays.