FATIMA GEZA ABDOLLAHYAN was born in Frankfurt, Germany. Her parents are from Iran. From 1996 to 2000, Fatima studied political science in France and Germany. 2001 she graduated from the Westminster University London with a Master of Arts in International Relations. The same year, she took up her studies at the documentary department of the University of Television and Film Munich. KICK IN IRAN is her graduation film and first feature length documentary.
During her studies, Fatima gained a broad range of working experience in the realm of media: from an internship at Interpol’s PR department, through working for local TV in France, to getting a taste of print and radio back in Germany ‐ finally concentrating on television and film. In the summer of 2005, right after the election of Iran’s new President Ahmadinejad, Fatima started working for the correspondent’s office of the German channel ZDF in Tehran, Iran for six months. On her return to Germany, she started her project KICK IN IRAN.
Fatima lives and works in Munich.