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 TalibanUnofficial 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
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.
With support from:
Bay Area Video Coalition (BAVC)
Please contact us for partnership opportunities.
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