Sedi Ghadiri is a German-Iranian film director and writer specializing in fictional storytelling. Until 2017 she worked as a freelance editor at BBC in London while also directing a series of short films on the subjects diaspora and displacement. She experimented with analog film, shooting on and hand-developing 8mm and 16mm film, before shifting to conventional narrative film. Her films have been exhibited at many international film festivals, among others at Sheffield Doc Fest and at Victoria & Albert Museum. She is a London Film School graduate and a recipient of Creative Skillset England scholarship and John Brabourne Award.
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Prior to her film career she studied Middle Eastern Studies at Bonn University, where her MA thesis on Shia Theology and Ideological Activism was published as part of the series Bonner islamw. Hefte (BiH). In order to complete her research she spent several years in Lebanon and Egypt and up to this day maintains a strong tie to fellow artists from both countries.
Since 2018 she resides in Berlin, where she works on her first feature film alongside teaching Acting-for-Camera workshops to acting students.
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