Iranian/Australian filmmaker Faramarz K-Rahber has specialized in producing and directing documentary films since graduating from Griffith Film School in 2000. Nominated for an AFI award for Best Direction in Documentary for his debut film Fahimeh’s Story, he subsequently received worldwide acclaim for Donkey in Lahore which screened at Tribeca Film Festival and IDFA in Amsterdam. During the course of his career he has won a number of awards for his films, which tend to theme around cultural identity and diversity. Faramarz is an associate of Emmy International and a member of AACTA and ASC.
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