GRowing Up In America: Life AfteR The Taliban

What is Home?

After narrowly escaping from Taliban-controlled Afghanistan in August 2021, 21 year old Ali and his younger brother 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 Najaf Ali Mohammady.

We are proud to be fiscally sponsored by Bay Area Video Coalition. To donate to our film, please visit https://bit.ly/LifeAfterTalib_Doc. 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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