Iranian-Canadian documentarian, writer, and cinematographer Shahin Parhami’s visual style and creative experimentation came together to create heartfelt documentaries. His interest and experiments in poetry, painting, and music were beautifully displayed in his films. He presented each of his subjects using eloquent visual forms. It was with this vision and qualities that Parhami established a reputation as someone who approached documentary filmmaking both bluntly and effectively. Parhami’s documentaries cast light on forgotten themes and artists, lost lands, and neglected rituals. He saw beauty in each of them and invited his viewers to interact deeply with his work.