Roxanne Varzi

Producer Roxanne Varzi, showed her film Tehran Tourist twice on a recent Sunday and was thrilled with the follow up experience. “There were very different questions at each screening,” she said. “And then after the questions, there were just wonderful conversations. It was a really nice community afternoon.” Although an anthropologist by trade – she earned her doctorate at Columbia University – Varzi expands her experiences into a variety of mediums and formats. She is also a visual anthropologist, writer, filmmaker and professor at UC Irvine. She shot Tehran Tourist while on sabbatical in Iran in 2012.

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