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Roya Akbari was born in Tehran, Iran and currently lives and works in Toronto. She is a media artist and an independent filmmaker. Since graduating from Emily Carr University of Art and Design with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in photography (2012), Akbari has made works composed of writing, film footage and video. Rooted in experimental documentary as a form, her work creates resonances between visual art and cinema. Her interdisciplinary practice has been presented in both gallery and cinema settings. Akbari’s works screened internationally at film festivals including Edinburgh International Film Festival in Scotland, Bristol Radical Film Festival in UK, TIFF Cinematheque in Toronto, International short film festival Oberhausen in Germany and in galleries such as Art Museum at the University of Toronto. She received a Master of Visual Studies in Studio from the University of Toronto in 2015.

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