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Post Screening Panelist, Champions of the Golden Valley

Baktash Ahadi

Producer, Champions of the Golden Valley

Baktash Ahadi is an Emmy Award-winning filmmaker, human rights activist, and TEDx Speaker. He directs, produces, and writes films that explore the human condition and is particularly drawn to stories of forced migration, conflict, refugees, and vulnerable and underrepresented communities.

His award-winning films have been screened at the SXSW Film Festival, Telluride Film Festival, Hot Docs, TIFF, AFI DOCS, and hundreds of other festivals. Films that Baktash has contributed to have won more than dozens of jury and audience awards, Cinema Eye Honors nominations, Peabody Awards, Shortlisted for the Oscar nominations, and multiple Emmy awards.