Zahra Sadeghi

M.F.A. – 2nd Year

Digital Film/Video Production | Storrs

Hometown: Tehran, Iran
UConn location: 119 Bishop Center


M.F.A. – 2nd Year

Assistantship: DMD / Human Rights Institute

Education: B.A. in Cinema, Sooreh University, Tehran, Iran, 2014

Language(s) Spoken: فارسی (Farsi)

Area of Research / Artistic Focus: Documentary filmmaking –  Short movies / Loneliness of human in modern life – Women’s rights – Children’s rights

Zahra Sadeghi is a second-year M.F.A. candidate at the University of Connecticut in the Digital Media and Design program, where she will focus on narrative and documentary filmmaking. Previously, she studied Cinema and received her B.A. from Sooreh University, Tehran, Iran in 2014. She has been working professionally in the film industry for over 10 years.

Zahra has extensive acting experience in feature movies, stage theater, and documentary, as well as in film editing. She was a supporting actor (Fariba) in Ziba, which was nominated at the Dubai and Rotterdam Film Festivals in 2012. She also had a supporting role in Morning Is Close in 2015, and she played Mahsa in the critically acclaimed The Blue Feeling of Death in 2013. Additionally, she wrote and directed her first short film, Contrition Was a Joy Without You, in 2014.

Her main research interests are documentary filmmaking and creating short movies that explore the loneliness of humans in modern life.

Fun Fact: I’ve done paragliding and would love to try skydiving in the near future.

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