Maysoon Pachachi

Maysoon Pachachi is a London-based filmmaker of Iraqi origin, who was educated in Iraq, the USA and the UK. She studied Philosophy at University College London (BA Hons) andFilmmaking at the London Film School (MA) and worked for many years as a documentary film, TV drama and feature film editor in the UK. Since 1994 she has worked as anindependent documentary film director and is currently completing post-production on
KULSHI MAKOO, a feature fiction film shot in Iraq in 2019.
The project was awarded the IWC Gulf Filmmaker Script Award at the Dubai International Film Festival in December 2012.

Maysoon has also taught film directing and editing in Britain and Palestine (Jerusalem, Gaza and Ramallah). In 2004, she co-founded INDEPENDENT FILM & TELEVISION COLLEGE, a free-of-charge film-training centre in Baghdad, which ran for 10 years, whose students produced short
documentary films, shown internationally receiving 14 festival prizes.

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  • Iranian Journey

    Directed by Maysoon Pachachi • 2000 • Germany/Iran/UK
    Iranian Journey is a documentary road movie with Massoumeh Soltan Baloghie, the first woman long-distance bus driver in Iran and, probably, the whole Islamic world.
    On a 22-hour bus trip north to south across Iran from Tehran to Bandar Ab...