Soudabeh Moradian was born in Tehran-Iran and graduated from the Tehran University of Art (School of Cinema & Theater), majored in cinema in 1996. She also received an MFA degree in Film and Video from California Institute of the arts (CalArts) in 2015. She started her career in Film-making, screenwriting and editing in 1996. She has made many TV documentary series about Iranian rural women, and some independent documentaries about "war and madness" such as "Doomsday Machine", "Story Of The Land On Ashes", "Mahin", "Voices Against Them" and some other narrative and documentary films like "The Leader of Caravan", "My Name Is Tomorrow" and "Les Chroniques d'Iran". The subjects of her movies are mainly based on women, social issues and psychological impacts of war. A number of her movies have been in official selection of various international film festivals and many of them won awards. Soudabeh immigrated to the United States in 2009 and continued her career as an Iranian-American filmmaker in the US since then . She made her first narrative feature length drama called Polaris in 2014 in Los Angeles and Seattle. Polaris has been showcased in several film festivals since 2016. She's also been teaching at film schools and colleges such as the Art Institute of California, College of the Canyons, Columbia College Hollywood and etc. She is a film professor at Syracuse University, New York (2019-2020)
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