Zohreh Soleimani, award-winning documentary filmmaker and photographer

Zohreh Soleimani

I’m a documentary filmmaker and photographer from Tehran, Iran, specializing in human stories with a heart.

As a long-time collaborator with Unicef and UNHCR, I have won international acclaim for my still images, which have been published in a variety of international newspapers and magazines – such as Le figaro, Stern, Fortune, Elle, L’Humanité, and Cicero. My documentary film To Kill A Sparrow about women’s rights in Afghanistan was featured at the European Independent Film Festival in Paris. In television reporting, I have worked with PBS Newshour, and the renowned Center for Investigative Reporting in California, which also produced “To Kill a Sparrow”. Please feel free to look around – thank you for stopping by!

Documentary Films

Documentary film “To Kill A Sparrow” about Afghan women’s rights

To Kill A Sparrow

Soheila fell in love with the wrong man – so her father put her in prison

Documentary film “To Kill A Sparrow” about Afghan women’s rights
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Second Chance documentary film on Arte TV about a social worker in Tehran, Iran

Second Chance

A former drug addict now works as a social worker, helping others in need

Arte TV documentary “Second Chance” about a social worker from Tehran, Iran who used to be a drug addict herself
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Photography

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