Aggie Ebrahimi Bazaz

Assitant Professor
aggiebazaz@muhlenberg.edu
Walson Hall 108

Background

   M.F.A., Temple University
   B.S., Georgia Tech
   M.A., University of Georgia

Aggie Ebrahimi Bazaz is an Iranian American documentary maker with interests in leveraging form to explore questions of diasporic identity, migration, and belonging. These documentary investigations extend across linear and non-linear modes: a curated, digital collection of video that illuminates lesser-known Civil Rights Movement activities in the U.S. South; a Comcast-funded web series profiling the immigration stories of Philadelphia’s restaurateurs; a performance ethnography in collaboration with a community of artists who work and reside at the Saratoga Race Course; short films that explore the relationship between the political and the personal; and a participatory web documentary that sources stories about remittance homes around the world. Her first film, Inheritance, earned the Loni Ding Award for Social Issue Documentary at CAAMFest. Aggie has held artist residencies at Interlochen Center for the Arts and Skidmore College’s MDOCS Storytellers Institute, and in 2016, Aggie was one of 8 filmmakers in the U.S. to be named a BAVC National Mediamaker Fellow. Aggie earned her Master of Arts in Multicultural Literature at the University of Georgia and her MFA at Temple University as a University Fellow.