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Kaveh Abbasian



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Kaveh Abbasian

Dr Kaveh Abbasian is a filmmaker, scholar, and lecturer in Film and Media Practice at the University of Kent. In 2019 he completed his PhD in Film and Television Studies at the University of Roehampton on a project titled Chronicle of Triumph: Iranian National Identity and Revolutionary Shi’ism in Morteza Avini’s Sacred Defence Documentaries.

His research interests include exilic cinema, refugee filmmaking, Iranian and Kurdish cinemas, microbudget filmmaking, and the Islamic Republic of Iran’s propaganda film culture. He also has a special interest in archive-based audiovisual research. His most recent feature-length film, Triumph (2022), is an essay documentary about the contrasting narratives of the contemporary history of Iran since the 1979 Revolution.

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