Shahram Qadir was born in Qom, Iran. He moved to Sweden at an early age and has lived there for 30 years. After completing high school education in Sweden, he began studying Art history and Philosophy at the University of Södertörn. He has a bachelor’s and master’s degree in art history and philosophy. Currently, he spends most of his time in Kurdistan and is a senior lecturer at Salahaddin University.
Shahram’s main occupation is filmmaking and he has been doing it for almost eighteen years now. He has previously made documentaries and short films, as well as three feature films, two of which were shot in Sweden and Germany (The Emigrated Birds, 2013) and (I Named you Afarin, 2015). The film (Cry of the Sky, 2018), which he made in Kurdistan, is his last feature film.