May 28, 2024

Event Coverage Highlight

‘How I Did It’: Women Breaking New Ground in Iran

In the second part of the OPC’s “How I did it” series, Iranian producer and documentary filmmaker Gelareh Kiazand will discuss her four-part documentary series for VICE World News about women in Iran breaking into professions and cultural spaces traditionally reserved for men. She will be joined by VICE News producer Milena Mikael Debass and supervising producer Courtney Brooks to elaborate how the series came about. New York Times United Nations bureau chief and OPC Governor Farnaz Fassihi will moderate the talk.

The OPC’s goal with “How I did it” is to offer our many freelance members the opportunity to interact with highly successful journalists. Topics will include how to pitch a story, secure funding, interact with editors and everything in between.

Registrants will receive an email with the link to join the Zoom call about an hour before the program on May 4.

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Kiazand was born in Iran and studied in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, London, and Toronto. Her short films toured festivals in Toronto and Montreal and featured in the New York Independent Film Festival. Kiazand has worked in many roles in the documentary film industry in Iran, Afghanistan, India, Turkey, Azarbaijan, Europe, Argentina and Antarctica. She has worked for VICE, Paramount, PBS, Al Jazeera.

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