Ramin Farahani

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Ramin Farahani
Born 1969 (age 47–48)
Occupation Documentary filmmaker
Notable work Jews of Iran
Website raminfarahani.com

Ramin Farahani is an Iranian-Dutch filmmaker.[1]

Born in 1969 in Tehran, Farahani started with photography short films in 1987, and studied film directing at the Cinema and Theater department of the Art University of Tehran between 1989 and 1993.

In 1994, he moved to the Netherlands where he studied at the Dutch Film and Television Academy of Amsterdam from 1997 to 1999.[2] After 12 years in the Netherlands as a minority, he returned to Iran to document the Jewish communities there, spending three months in 2002 working within the main Jewish communities of Iran to document their lives.[3] His documentary film Jews of Iran was released in 2005.[1][4]

He is now translating books and working on new film projects.


  1. ^ a b Gilbert, Martin (2010). In Ishmael's House: A History of Jews in Muslim Lands (illustrated ed.). Random House. pp. 351–352. ISBN 978-0-7710-3369-8. 
  2. ^ Friedman, Yoav (June 5, 2007). "In the land of radical Islam". Ynetnews. Retrieved 4 December 2010. 
  3. ^ Anderman, Nirit (November 16, 2006). "Jewish Eye Film Festival / Truths, half-truths and documentaries". Ha'aretz. Retrieved 4 December 2010. 
  4. ^ Teitman, Ryan (April 19, 2007). "For These Folks, Iran's a Land of Milk and Honey". Jewish Exponent. Retrieved 4 December 2010. 

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