About Nooshin Navidi Latour

Nooshin Navidi Latour made her first trip to Iran in Spring 2006 to explore the country for six months. Like most Americans, she had viewed a highly politicized Iran through the lens of mainstream media. But she knew there was much more to Iran, especially its vast young population. Fortunate to earn the trust of a few students and professors while in front of a video camera, the filming of YOUNG REPUBLIC (JOMHURIEH JAVAN) finally began.

Born in Southern California to an Iranian father and Korean mother, Nooshin graduated from Stanford University with a Master’s degree in Sociology and Bachelor’s degree in Communications. Her connection to documentary film grew deeply as she witnessed its power to raise people's consciousness of social, cultural and geopolitical issues. Nooshin participated in student film workshops and made a short documentary film titled Represent about a controversial election for Stanford's Asian American Student Association (AASA). Nooshin was the Production Assistant for Runners High documentary film screened at film festivals worldwide and the Visual Researcher for ABBONDANZA! --The  Life of Robert Mondavi which aired on ABC KRON 4. This site is an archive of her photos, film, and video podcast series Discover Iran.