News + Press

Fall 2019 news + press

We won the Best Documentary – Speaking Truth to Power Award at the Toronto Reel Asian Film Festival in November, and the Critics Choice Award at the Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival in Arkansas in October. Thank you to both juries! Also, thanks to David Hudson at the Criterion Daily for highlighting What We Left … Continue reading Fall 2019 news + press

Il Cinema Ritrovato: Forward into the Past

The Celluloid Liberation Front, writing in the Brooklyn Rail, July 26th: Of a completely different order, both political and aesthetic, were the films produced in the Soviet-occupied Afghanistan of the 1980s. What We Left Unfinished (2019) by Mariam Ghani tells their pretty incredible story, which starts, present day, at Afghan Films (the national film institute … Continue reading Il Cinema Ritrovato: Forward into the Past

SFFILM press roundup

Interviews: With Sonia Zekri in the Suddeutsche Zeitung:“In the films that Ghani rescued and restored from the Kabul archive for ‘What We Left Unfinished,’ the promises [of Communism] glow in psychedelic colors. There are scenes of parties, whiskey and swimming pools, men with mustaches dancing with women in technicolor make-up, and all have incredible hairstyles. … Continue reading SFFILM press roundup