Born in Tehran, Yassamin Maleknasr is a graduate of filmmaking from the University of Southern California (USC) and did post-graduate work in Drama at Towson State University in Maryland. She made her first short film, Jazz Ballet in the US and after several years of working at American companies, she returned to Tehran to perform in Dariush Mehrjui’s film Sara(1993) for which she won a Best Supporting Actress Award from the Farj Film Festival of Tehran. She has also acted in other Iranian features. Maleknasr directed her debut feature film, The Common Plight in 1995, and has made several documentaries including Bababaghi, which documents the lives of lepers and their families living in the outskirts of Tabriz, and Iran through Foreign Eyes, in which foreign-born women express their views on life in Iranian society.
Director: Afghanistan-The Lost Truth
(Iran,2003) A fascinating look at the people, culture and landscape of Afghanistan and the optimism that endures despite the countless tragedies the country has suffered. video