Mitra Sohrabian

Mitra Sohrabian



Mitra Sohrabian is an Iranian-American film director whose works explore themes of identity, displacement, and the search for belonging. She is best known for her feature films, such as The Revolution Will Not Be Televised (2019) and the award-winning short film The Burden of Dreams (2016).

Sohrabian was born in Tehran, Iran in 1982. As a child, she was fascinated by the visual arts and was inspired by the works of Iranian filmmakers such as Abbas Kiarostami and Mohsen Makhmalbaf. She graduated from the University of Tehran with a degree in Film Directing.

After her studies, Sohrabian moved to the United States and began working as a film editor and cinematographer. She worked on a number of projects, including the critically acclaimed documentary The Great Invisible (2014).

In 2016, Sohrabian released her first short film, The Burden of Dreams. The film follows the story of a young Iranian woman who struggles to adjust to life in America after fleeing her homeland. The film won several awards, including Best Short Film at the Los Angeles Film Festival.

In 2019, Sohrabian released her first feature film, The Revolution Will Not Be Televised. The film is a semi-autobiographical exploration of her own experiences as an Iranian immigrant living in America. The film received critical acclaim and was nominated for an Independent Spirit Award.

Through her work, Sohrabian has become a powerful voice for immigrants and refugees. She is an outspoken advocate for immigration rights and has dedicated her work to raising awareness about the struggles of displaced people around the world.

Sohrabian is currently working on her next project, a feature film about a young Iranian-American woman’s journey of self-discovery. She is also developing an episodic series about the lives of immigrants in the United States.

Sohrabian is an inspiring filmmaker whose work has been praised by critics and audiences alike. She is a passionate storyteller whose work speaks to the complexities of the human experience. She continues to challenge herself and her audience, and her work is sure to remain a powerful force in cinema for years to come.

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