Maryam Keshavarz is an Iranian-American filmmaker and is known for her 2011 film Circumstance, which won the Audience Award at Sundance. Maryam received her BA in Comparative Literature from Northwestern University, an MA in Near Eastern studies from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and an MFA in Film Direction from New York University, Tisch School of the Arts. She was also a visiting scholar at the University of Shiraz, Department of Language and Literature. In 2001,Maryam directed her first experimental 16mm film Sanctuary. In 2003, Maryam drew on her experience growing up between Iran and the United States to direct her first featur Read More.. e documentary, "The Color of Love". In 2005, Maryam returned to Argentina where she wrote and directed the visual essay "The Day I Died". More recently, Maryam's "THE LAST HAREM" won the prestigious Hearst Screenwriters Grant and the San Francisco Film Society/ KRF Screenwriting Award, while her museum installation work "BETWEEN SIGHT AND DESIRE: IMAGINING THE MUSLIM WOMAN" won a multi-year grant from the Creative Capital Fund. Maryam has also been tapped to co-write and direct the narrative adaptation of the award winning HBO documentary "Hot Coffee".
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