From the Baftas to Sunderland – director speaks of life behind the camera

Filmmaker Tina Gharavi
Filmmaker Tina Gharavi
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FRESH from the Baftas, director Tina Gharavi headed to Wearside to answer questions about the art of film-making.

Tina was short-listed in the country’s biggest film awards in the British Debut category which was won by Bart Layton for his film Dimitri Doganis at Sunday night’s ceremony.

To celebrate the release of her nominated film, I Am Nasrine, Tina took part in a question and answer session at Empire Cinema in Sunderland.

Tina, who lives in South Tyneside, spent five years working on the film.

It tells the story of a 16-year-old middle-class girl from Tehran who is sexually assaulted by police after they detain her for riding on the back of her boyfriend’s motorbike.

After fleeing Iran for the UK, Nasrine and her brother end up living on a council estate in Newcastle, with scenes shot in South Tyneside.