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Hamid Naficy, Iranian education educator.


Naficy, Hamid was born on February 2, 1944 in Isfahan, Iran. Came to the United States, 1964. Son of Aboutorab and Batul (Okhovat) Naficy.


Bachelor in Telecomms., University of Southern California, 1968;Master of Fine Arts in Theater Arts, University of California at Los Angeles, 1971;Doctor of Philosophy in Film and television Studies, University of California at Los Angeles, 1990.


Producer, director, Group W Cable, Los Angeles, 1971-1973;assistant professor, television and Cinema College, Tehran, Iran, 1974-1975;associate professor, Free University of Iran, Tehran, 1973-1978;director broadcast and media center, Free University of Iran, Tehran, 1973-1978;senior producer, director Office of Instructional Development, University of California at Los Angeles, 1980-1985;managing editor, Quarterly Review of Film and Video, Los Angeles, 1985-1988;lecturer in film studies program, University of California, Santa Barbara, since 1990. Lecturer ethnographic film University of Southern California, Los Angeles, 1980-1981. Visiting assistant professor University of California at Los Angeles, since 1990.

Curator Decade of Iranian Cinema, 1980-1990, University of California at Los Angeles Film and television Archives, 1900.



Member of advisory board Transart Foundation, since 1998. Member artist advisory board DiverWorksArtSpace, since 1997. Member steering committee Los Angeles Festival, 1991-1993.

Member county Society for Iranian Studies, 1993-1996. Member Society for Cinema Studies, Middle Eastern Studies Association, Society for Iranian Studies, Group for the Study of Composite Cultures, University Film and Video Association, Alpha Epsilon Rho (press chapter 1967-1968).


Married Carol Virginia Edwards, June 16, 1975. Children: Cameron, Shayda.

Aboutorab Naficy

Batul (Okhovat) Naficy

Carol Virginia Edwards

Cameron Naficy

Shayda Naficy