Iranian filmmaker Negar Tahsili is currently a Fellow at the Academy of the Arts of the World in Cologne. The director from Teheran is doing research for a german-iranian feature film project that is partly set in Cologne and will be produced in Germany. Tahsili’s work is centered on stereotypical perspectives of Iran, questions of gender between tradition and modernity, and the position of the individual in society. Apart from fiction films, she is the director of several documentaries and will be a guest of the Academy until the end of August 2016.