An Afghan movie “Hava, Maryam, Ayesha” produced by the well-known filmmaker Sahraa Karimi has made its way to the 76th Venice International Film Festival which will be held on August 29 to September 7.
Hava, Maryam, Ayesha has been nominated for best fiction movie at the festival.
Filmmaker Karimi said “Hava, Maryam, Ayesha” tells the story of Afghan women who are suffering from different incidents, including explosions and bombings, in the country.
Karimi said Afghan women have many untold stories from the war but no one is talking about these stories.
“Hava, Maryam, Ayesha” is a 90-minute film written by Karimi and was produced in Afghanistan last winter.
Karimi, 30, is a famous Afghan filmmaker who has over 10 years of experience in filmmaking and has directed more than 30 movies.
She has a Ph.D. in cinema from the Academy of Music and Performing Arts, Film and TV Faculty in Bratislava, Slovakia.
Karimi is the first and the only woman to run the Afghan Film, the only state-owned filmmaking company.
She said Kabul will host the first-ever Afghanistan Cinema Festival on Independence Day.
Karimi called on all Afghans to participate at the film festival on 100th anniversary of Independence Day and watch the movie.
Karim’s colleagues said she has accelerated activities of Afghan Film.
“These films will be about 10 best Afghan cinematographers. The messages of the films are that we should remember those cinematographers and want to grab the attention of officials to arts and culture,” said Nabi Tanha, an editor in Afghan Film.