Andy Sarjahani


Andy Sarjahani is an Iranian-American documentary filmmaker and cinematographer who was raised outside the Arkansas Ozarks. His work focuses on human ecology, climate change adaptation, threats to democracy, masculinity, and nuance within the American South. 

Sarjahani holds a master's degree in sustainable agriculture/food systems. 

He has worked as a documentary cinematographer for VICE, Al Jazeera, Story Syndicate, PBS, and multiple documentaries. His personal work has been supported by the Pulitzer Center, ITVS, The New Yorker, Center for Asian American Media (CAAM), Doc NYC, the New Orleans Film Society, Southern Documentary Fund, Reel South, PBS, among others. 

His debut feature documentary, Iranian Hillbilly, was a Southern Documentary Fund 2022 production grant recipient and the winner of the New Orleans Film Festival 2022 South Pitch. 

Sarjahani is a 2023 CAAM fellow and a 2023 PBS Wyncote fellow.

Andy Sarjahani