Gharavi is a BAFTA-nominated award-winning filmmaker/screenwriter. Her work has been broadcast internationally (ITV/Channel Four (UK), Showtime (US) and selected for Sundance) and she is noted for documentary, fiction and cross-platform interactive work as well as using innovative techniques to bring untold stories of marginalised people and subjects to a mainstream audience and to empower those who can, to tell their own stories. Awarded a National Endowment for the Arts fellowship (USA), a Cultural Leadership Fellowship (Hong Kong), she recently completed her feature film, I Am Nasrine, a coming of age story of teenage asylum-seekers from Iran. She is currently in development on a further two feature fiction films, with Film4 and BFI, and a documentary film about the US prison system currently in early stages. She is also a Fellow in 2014-15 at Open Documentary Lab at MIT in Boston.
Cultural Industries Placements Coordinator
Alumni & Employability Coordinator
Documentary & Fiction Film Production, Screenwriting, Community Media and Interactive Digital Storytelling.
Supervise students in practice-based research including screenwriting, adaptation, interactive narrative and poetry and censorship in Iran
Fellow MIT Open Documentary Lab
Board of trustees:
British Refugee Council
Regional Council, Arts Council North East
Arts Council England, British Council, Film Council UK, Heritage Lottery Fund, Baring Foundation, Northern Rock Foundation, New Writing North, Big Lottery Fund, Catherine Cookson Fund, British Council for Research in the Levant.
Over 17 years experience as writer/producer/director.
Producer at Bridge + Tunnel , an award-winning media production company based in the North East of England and Paris.
Film, media, documentary, narrative, filmmaking, cinema, installation art, screenwriting, storytelling