Sabereh Kashi

Woven Multimedia
Documentary filmmaker and editor Sabereh Kashi is passionate about connecting people through storytelling to foster cross-cultural communication. She made her first documentary Lalezar Street (2000) in Iran. She evolved her personal storytelling skills while editing Calling Nate (2004) about a transgender teenager in Canada, and editing and co-writing the PBS documentary Our Summer in Tehran (2011) by Justine Shapiro. These films have screened in internationally recognized film festivals (IDFA, HotDocs, Fajr, UNAFF, Inside Out), and on American, European, Latin American, and Israeli national televisions. Her current project is Home Yet Far Away, a personal documentary about her journeys between Iran and the U.S. to reconnect with her roots in Iran and to make a new connection between American and Iranian people. The film was featured on BBC Persian’s “Chamedan” (Suitcase) which was broadcast to over 120 million Persian speaking people. She created the trailer for Sonita, which won World Cinema Documentary Grand Jury Prize at Sundance. She edited the award-winning short Surviving International Boulevard: Domestic Sex-Trafficking in Oakland. She is a filmmaker-in-residence of SFFILM. She co-founded Re-Present Media, a non-profit aiming to humanize media representations of underrepresented communities through personal documentary films and non-fiction media.