Sahraa Karimi Appointed as First Female General Director of Afghan Film

Famous Afghan filmmaker and director Sahraa Karimi has been appointed as the new General Director of Afghan Film, also known as Afghan Film Organisation, which is a state-run film production company.

Karimi becomes the first woman to head the AFO, and she was selected through a merit-based process that was conducted by the Administrative Reform and Civil Service Commission.

Sahraa Karimi has received her PhD degree in the field of Cinema (Fiction Film Directing & Screenwriting) from the Academy of Music and Performing Arts, Film and TV Faculty in Bratislava, Slovakia (FTF- VSMU). She is the first and only woman from Afghanistan to have received a PhD degree in the field of Cinema. She is also the only Afghan film-maker who is an active member of Slovak Film and TV Academy. She has about 30 short fictions and documentary films in her filmography.

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