SEGAL TALKS: Saman Amini (Netherlands/Iran)

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SEGAL TALKS: Saman Amini (Netherlands/Iran)

Livestreamed on June 19, 2020
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Saman Amini, born 1989 in Tehran, he fled to the Netherlands at the age of eleven with his mother and sister. After graduating from the Theater Academy in Maastricht Amini played the lead in the two short films The Sacred Defense (2013) and No Way Back (2011). Both films represented The Netherlands at the Academy Awards for Students of their year. The Sacred Defense additionally received an Oscar nomination for Best Foreign Film in 2014 and won the Cilect Prize for best international student film in 2014. His own 2016 play Concurrence of Circumstances was named by the Dutch Volkskrant newspaper as one of the two best productions of the year and NRC newspaper named him the rising star of the year. Amini’s 2019 production A Seat at the Table was named as one of the top five Dutch theatre productions by NRC and has been awarded the Toneelschrijfprijs award for best Dutch-language theatre text of the season. Amin also starred for Dutch TV series Seinpost DenHaag, Flikken Maastricht and VanGodLos.

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