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Hamid Sardar-Afkhami is a documentary film maker and photographer with a Ph.D. from Harvard University in the field of Inner Asian languages and cultures. He began his career in film-making as a graduate student while exploring the Himalayas as an associate of the Harvard Film Study Center and as a National Geographic Society explorer.

Inspired by the pioneers of exploration photography, Sardar-Afkhami devotes his cameras to telling the story of endangered cultures who maintain a spiritual dialogue with the natural world. Spanning over a decade and across the world, Sardar-Afkhami has directed and produced several prize-winning feature
documentaries and industrial films for corporate clients. His editorials have been featured in prestigious publications such as National Geographic, Geo, Le Figaro Magazine and Paris Match.