Docmaniacs collective was born out of the collaboration of three Iranian documentary artists: Afsaneh Salari, Sepand Saedi and Hoda Siahtiri. Afsaneh and Hoda met in Europe during their master studies in Docnomads documentary directing and their similar world view inspired them to work with each other. As Sepand – the old friend and colleague of Hoda – got on board, their trio was created, expressing themselves through various mediums.

The collective creates documentary art through films and other forms of story telling. We are independent and through Docmaniacs, we accompany like-minded artists from global south voicing our narratives through documentary art, shaping a collective memory.