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 journey of building a home after war.
Growing Up in Amercia: Life After the TalibanUnofficial trailer, 3:00
AWARDS FOR OUR SHORT FILM:
Film For Change Award Winner, Youth Collective Film Awards at Lincoln Center, New York City
Best Humanitarian Film, San Francisco International Film Awards
Best Documentary Short, Portland New Alternative Voices
Finalist Award, Best Super Short Film, Student World Impact Film Festival
Best First-Time Director, San Jose Independent Film Festival
CNN + Film Independent, 2021 Documentary Series Intensive Participant
Meet the Family
Qurban and his son, Ali Taha
Zahra and Masoma, Sisters
Brothers Murtaza, Qurban and Ali
Prioritizing People + Process
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.