Anna Fahr is a New York-based independent film Producer and Director. She received her M.A. from Gallatin, where she studied Film & Middle Eastern Studies and her BFA in Film Production from Concordia University in Montreal in 2003, winning the Mel Hoppenheim Award for Overall Outstanding Achievement for her short film, Joshua's Garden, which screened in the Montreal World Film festival. Her first feature-length documentary, Khaneh Ma: These Places We Call Home (2006) examines issues of cultural identity and dual nationality from the vantage point of three generations of Iranians living in Iran, Canada, and Germany. The film screened in festivals and universities in Canada, Europe, and the USA.
Wanting to combine academic theory and creative practice, Anna came to Gallatin with the goal of developing a dramatic feature film entitled Madar (Mother). The film, which she wrote as her thesis, examines the life of a woman during a period of critical social and political transition in pre-revolutionary Iran. Upon commencing graduate studies at Gallatin, Anna was selected as Graduate Assistant for the Gallatin Arts Program where she established the Gallatin Graduate Filmmakers Collective and co-produced the annual Gallatin Arts Festival. She also collaborated with fellow Gallatin graduate students Idil Ibrahim and John Ryan on the feature-length documentary, DISPLACED, which was among 24 projects selected for Tribeca All Access as part of the 2010 Tribeca Film Festival.