Anna Fahr is a Producer/Director/Editor specializing in documentary and narrative films, music videos, and promotional videos.
She has worked with the award-winning companies Marakesh Films and Double7 Images on numerous projects, including Persian Fashionistas: A New Generation of Revolutionaries (Berlin Talent Campus 2007, IDFA Jan Vrijman Fund, ITVS, Jerome Foundation grant recipient).
Anna’s producing credits also include the feature-length documentary, DISPLACED (in production), which examines the disappearance of young Somali-American men who were allegedly recruited for war efforts in Somalia. The project was selected as part of Tribeca All Access in the 2010 Tribeca Film Festival. More info on the film can be found at: zeilafilms.com/projects.
In 2006, Anna independently produced/directed/edited the feature-length documentary, Khaneh Ma: These Places We Call Home, which examines issues of cultural identity and dual nationality from the vantage point of three generations of Iranians living in Iran, Canada, and Germany. The film screened theatrically at the National Film Board of Canada cinema in Montreal and in festivals and universities in Canada, Europe, and the USA.
Anna received her B.F.A. in Film Production from Concordia University in Montreal and her Master’s in Film and Middle Eastern Studies from New York University. Her thesis project, Madar (Mother), is a screenplay for a feature-length film that examines the life of a woman during a period of critical social and political transition in pre-revolutionary Iran. The project was selected as part of the 2007 Reel World Film Festival’s Emerging 20 Filmmakers Competition and was awarded a scriptwriting grant from the Canada Council for the Arts. Anna has taught courses on women in Iranian cinema at NYU's Tisch School of the Arts and is currently a Visiting Instructor of film and television at the Lebanese American University in Beirut.