Brockton Writers Series 10.05.23: Sahar Golshan

(photo credit Soko Negash)

Sahar Golshan is a writer, language learner, and the director of the short documentary KAR. She is the 2022 winner of the Marina Nemat Award for Creative Writing in Non-Fiction. Her picture book TOO LOUD! will be published in spring 2024 by Annick Press and is illustrated by Shiva Delsooz.

Twitter: @SaharGolshan

Instagram: @sahargolshanwriting



KAR (2019) directed by Sahar Golshan

Mohammad has worked as a pizza delivery man, a driving instructor, and a taxi driver. With the rise of ride-sharing apps like Uber, he is now unemployed. A weekend drive with his daughter prompts reflection on cars, labour, and family.

The short documentary KAR had its world premiere at the Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival in November 2019. The film was selected by the festival’s shorts jury for the Air Canada Short Film Award. Upon selection, KAR was presented in a curated programme on Air Canada’s in-flight entertainment in 2020.

In September 2021, KAR had its international premiere at the Minikino International Short Film Festival in Bali, Indonesia.

Additional Awards:

  • 2019 Canada Shorts Canadian and International Short Film Festival Award of Commendation
  • 2020 University of Guelph-Humber Film Festival People’s Choice Award

Additional Screenings:

  • 2020 University of Guelph – Humber Annual Film Festival
  • 2021 Canadian Labour International Film Festival
  • 2021 Toronto Youth Shorts Film Festival

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