Tanaz Eshaghian, Producer/Director
Born in Iran in 1974, Eshagian emigrated to the United States shortly after the 1979 revolution. She grew up in New York, where she continued to speak Persian at home with her mother. In 1996, she graduated from Brown University in Semiotics. Her first film I Call Myself Persian, completed in 2002, told the story of how Iranians living in the U.S. were affected by prejudice and xenophobia after 9/11. In Love Iranian-American Style, completed in 2006, she filmed her traditional Iranian Jewish family, both in New York and Los Angeles, documenting their obsession with marrying her off and her own cultural ambivalence. For Be Like Others, her début feature-length film, Eshaghian returned to Iran for the first time in 25 years.
Peter Wintonick, Producer