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Shireen is the granddaughter of Sedigheh, Assadollah, Georgina and Humberto.
Shireen Alihaji is a First Gen, Ecuadorian-Iranian, Muslim and Disabled filmmaker. Her intersections inspire her to create space through film technologies. Given how we remember is pivotal to healing, her films use memory as a central gaze to de-internalize surveillance, uncensor the imagination and mirror our infinite reflections.
She Co-Authored Flipping the Gaze: Restorative Filmmaking Techniques and served as Artist Support for the Islamic Scholarship Fund where she co-created Muslim-Centered film programming; an evolving framework that supports Muslim filmmakers to restore, center and define their narratives. Today she is a student of UCLA Arts Healing and is prototyping a creative lab for caregivers.
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