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P. (Parisa) Zandbaf

Faculty of Humanities
Capaciteitsgroep Critical Cultural Theory

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  • Oude Turfmarkt 141
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  • Profile

    Parisa Zandbaf, the daughter of Hossein, was born in Tehran, Iran. She comes from a cinematic family and that is where her passion for films comes from. She is currently studying film aesthetics for her Ph.D. at the University of Amsterdam. Parisa got her BA with a full tuition fee waiver from the University of Tehran and her 2-year joint master's degree from the universities of Groningen (Groningen, The Netherlands) and Deusto (Bilbao, Spain) for which she was granted the prestigious Erasmus Mundus joint scholarship. On the side, she studied film directing at the Rome International Film School (Rome, Italy) and the CREA (Amsterdam, Netherlands) and makes films on a freelance basis. She was a jury member at Amsterdam Independent Film Festival in October 2021. Parisa has also been active in classical music and piano performance under the primary supervision of Peyman Yazdanian and others such as Hassan Zandbaf, Alireza Shafaghinejad, and Ramin Behna for years. She was a performer in Siavash Asad's 'Pillow Man' theater in 2017.

  • Conference Paper

    “Imagining Resistance via Aesthetics of Relationality.” Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the NSAE: Resistance, Art and Aesthetics, Södertörn University, Stockholm, Sweden, June 8-10, 2022.

  • Office Address

    Spuistraat 134, room 101 (P.C. Hoofthuis)

    1012 VB, Amsterdam

    The Netherlands

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