GRowing Up In America: Life AfteR The Taliban 

What is Home? 

After narrowly escaping from Taliban-controlled Afghanistan in August 2021, 9 year old Masoma and her family begin a new life in Sacramento, California. Growing up in America: Life After the Taliban, is an intimate documentary following their family's journey of building home after war. 

Growing Up in Amercia: Life After the Taliban  

Unofficial trailer, 3:00

Directed by Isabel Soloaga and co-directed by Najaf Ali Mohammady.

We are proud to be in production on our first feature-length documentary.

Our short film recently won Best Humanitarian Film at the San Francisco International Film Awards

Best First-Time Director: San Jose Independent Film Festival 

Official Selection: Youth Collective Film Awards at Lincoln Center, New York City 

We are fiscally sponsored by Bay Area Video Coalition. To donate, please click here.

 Follow our progress @lifeaftertalib_doc.

Meet the Family 

Qurban and his son, Ali Taha

Zahra and Masoma, Sisters 

Brothers Murtaza, Qurban and Ali

Baby Emran 

Prioritizing People + Process 

Building Community 

Clips from Kabul 

Qurban Ali narrates his family's precarious escape from Kabul airport. August, 2021. 

Sisters: Zahra, left, and Masoma at home in Sacramento, California. Decemeber, 2021. 

Grateful to be selected as part of the 

2021 Film Independent + CNN Original Intensive.

THank you

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We accept donations to make this project possible. Please click below to make your tax deductible donation today through our fiscal sponsor, Bay Area Video Coalition.  Thank you.