(b. 1990, Tehran, Iran) is a screenwriter and director living in Kabul. She studied documentary filmmaking in a French workshop at Ateliers Varan Kabul. In 2010, she was the youngest participant of a Cinéfondation residential programme in Cannes. Her first short film, Yeke Varune, was shown in Cannes as part of Directors’ Fortnight in 2011. In 2013, she founded the Kabul-based production company Wolf Pictures; also that year, her hybrid film Not at Home was screened in the Bright Future section at Rotterdam. Her feature debut Wolf and Sheep was again shown as part of Directors’ Fortnight at Cannes, where it won the section’s main award (Prix C.I.C.A.E.). She is currently working on her next feature film The Orphanage.
Source: Karlovy Vary Film Festival 2016