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S​hahrzad Arshadi​ is a Montréal-based award winning multidisciplinary artist, performer, feminist and social justice activist, came to Canada as a political refugee on December 24, 1983. In her artistic career Shahrzad has ventured into different fields of photography, documentary film, sound creation, playwright and performance enabling her focus on issues of memory, culture, social justice and feminism. Sharzad also is Z ’s founder and Artistic director.


1) “Little Prize” 2018, Center for Oral History and Digital Storytelling-Concordia University, For Community-Based Oral History Performance and Creation.

2) Women of Distinction 2017 the Inspiration Award (Women’s Y Foundation)

3) Winner of the 19th International Galawej Cultural Festival 2015/ documentary “Dancing For Change”