Latest production: No Burqas Behind Bars
A feature-length cinematographic documentary entirely shot inside one of the world’s most restricted environments: an Afghan women’s prison. Our unprecedented access to the lives and stories of the Afghani women prisoners enables us to explore how “moral crimes” are used to control women in post-Taliban Afghanistan. The women want their stories told. They want a voice. Only we can give it to them.
The Death Row
More than 30 years of war and violence in Afghanistan has brought about a collective anxiety among people. Under the influence of such anxiety, all social acts can be interpreted brutal and all public spaces introduce themselves implicitly as “death rows.”
Asian Pacific Screen Awards
November 24, 2011
I Was Worth 50 Sheep wins award for Best Documentary Feature Film at the 2011 Asian Pacific Screen Awards
I Was Worth 50 Sheep
Sabere was sold ten years old, to a 50-year-old afghan man, became pregnant several times, resulting in miscarriage. Now she is sixteen and being helped to fight for her freedom. Sabere's mother was also inherited by her cousin. They have a daughter Farzaneh, now eleven. Her father, is selling her because of poverty. Farzanes price tag was 50 sheep.