Oakland, CA, USA
Sabereh Kashi, director/producer, is a documentary filmmaker and editor who is passionate about connecting people through storytelling to foster cross-cultural communication. She made her first documentary Lalezar Street (2000) in Iran, thereafter edited Calling Nate (2004) about a transgender teenager in Canada, and edited and co-wrote the PBS documentary Our Summer in Tehran (2011) by Justine Shapiro. These films have screened in internationally recognized film festivals (IDFA, HotDocs, Fajr, UNAFF, Inside Out), and on American, European, Latin American, and Israeli national televisions. She also edited a work sample for Sonita that got the attention of Women Make Movies. The film won World Cinema Documentary Grand Jury Prize at Sundance. She edited the award-winning short Surviving International Boulevard: Domestic Sex-Trafficking in Oakland. Her current project is Home Yet Far Away, a personal documentary about her journeys between Iran and the U.S. to make a new connection between American and Iranian people. She was featured on BBC Persian’s “Chamedan” (Suitcase) which was broadcast to over 120 million Persian speaking people. In 2017, she was selected as a Citizenship Fellow at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. She was a filmmaker-in-residence of SF FilmHouse in 2018. She has a PhD in Art Research from Tarbiat Modares University in Tehran.