Simin Farkhondeh is an award winning independent producer, educator and activist living in New York. She was born in Germany and raised in Iran. She left Iran in 1980 after the Islamic Revolution to study Fine Arts at the University of Hartford, where she received her Bachelors Degree. In 1991 she co-produced, co-directed the Gulf Crisis TV Project, a ten part series that aired on 35 PBS nationwide, on Channel Four in England as well as on over 500 cable stations. The series was also screened at the 1993 Whitney Biennial, at the 1997 Margaret Mead Film Fest. and was given the Global Africa Award. From 1994 to 2003 she was director of Labor at the Crossroads (LABOR X) a monthly TV program about work issues, which aired on cable, channel 75 in New York City and in other cities across the US. Simin is a recipient of the Rockefeller Fellow- ship Award for Who Gives Kisses Freely From Her Lips, a film about temporary marriage in Iran. Recently she received her MFA in the Media Arts.