AIDA DARGAHI has a Master’s degree in Humanities from San Francisco State University and a BFA in filmmaking from University of Tehran. She is an Iranian-American feminist documentary filmmaker/photographer/essayist. Her 1991 documentary film, Arai, about the Khazak women in Iran is the winner of Kazakhstan’s National Film Award, as well as the winner of Iran’s 1993 Women’s Film Festival Award. She has worked as a filmmaker/photographer in Iran as well as the United States, and is currently completing a book manuscript about women in Iran. Aida lives in San Francisco and travels frequently to Iran, working on variety of projects.