Yasaman Baghban

Instructor

(919) 684-6469

yasaman.baghban@duke.edu

Yasaman Baghban is an Iranian-born experimental and documentary filmmaker. She earned her M.A. in Cinema Studies from Tehran University of Art. After working as a lecturer, she decided to further her education. In 2023, she graduated with an MFA in Experimental and Documentary Arts from Duke University. Her focus is mostly on sociopolitical issues, human rights and feminism. Her short films have been showcased in international film festivals such as True/False, Atlanta Film Festival, Female Eye Film Festival, Cucalorus, 2023 Society for Visual Anthropology Film & Media Festival and more. For her thesis film, she started researching new forms of epistolarity in documentaries, heterotopia and diaspora concepts. Living in the U.S. South was an inspiration for her to start projects about southern storytelling, such as "Occoneechee: What Behind Sight and Sound." Currently, she teaches as an adjunct professor at the University of North Carolina, Wilmington.