Amin*a Maher (b. Tehran, 1992) is an Iranian queer filmmaker whose works deal with themes of gender and identity in relation to violence and power structure. She/he began her cinematic activity, as the main actor in Abbas Kiarostami's "Ten” which featured the real-life relationship between her/his mother and Amin*a and was nominated for the Palme d'Or at Cannes International Film Festival. Since then he has acted on multiple Films worldwide. Her first short film was Sweet Gin and Cold Wine, followed by Orange and One Window Will Suffice. Her short film, Letter to my mother was selected at numerous film festivals around the world including 36th Kasseler Dokfest, 34th Mix Milano Film Festival and 15th Shorts México. The film won several awards including the best short documentary on Human Right at Venice Intercultural Film Festival and Award of Recognition at Impact Docs Award. Maher currently studies her MA in directing at Babelsberg University Konrad Wolf.

Amin*a Maher, b. 1992,

Based in Berlin, Germany

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