AFGHANISTAN UNVEILED

The Journey

Filmmaker Bios

Meet some of the filmmakers of AFGHANISTAN UNVEILED.

Brigitte Brault
Director and Writer

Brault is the Media Project Manager for the French Foreign Ministry, a writer and video journalist for France Television, and an author of documentary films and reports. She is also a volunteer video journalist for Etats d’Urgence, a production company of the French NGO.

A headshot of Shakiba Adill, wearing a blue printed scarf.

Shakiba Adill
Cinematography

Adill is 19 years old and has always lived in Kabul. She was a high school student and also worked part time at Kabul TV in children’s programming when she started working on AFGHANISTAN UNVEILED, traveling to Badakhshan and Herat. She toured in France and Germany for film festivals and is now working full-time at AINA as a video journalist.


A headshot of Marie Ayub, wearing a gray scarf.

Marie Ayub
Cinematography

Ayub is 26 years old and has also always lived in Kabul. She traveled to Herat and Bamiyan for AFGHANISTAN UNVEILED and has just completed co-directing Shadows, AINA’s second documentary about women’s rights in Afghanistan.


A headshot of Mehria Aziz, wearing a gray scarf.

Mehria Aziz
Cinematography

Aziz is 20 years old and has always lived in Kabul. She worked as a high school teacher and also at Kabul TV. During the making of the film, she traveled to Badakhshan and Jalalabad. She is now working full-time at AINA as a video journalist and is her family’s sole provider.


A headshot of Jamila Emami

Jamila Emami
Cinematography/Editing

Emami is 19 years old and completed her high school education in Pakistan. She returned to Kabul with her family in early 2002 and produced her first news report that year for French television. She traveled to Herat, Jalalabad and Bamiyan for the making of AFGHANISTAN UNVEILED and to the United States to promote the film. She is now working full-time for AINA as an editor and camerawoman.


A headshot of Gul Maki Ranjba, wearing a beige scarf.

Gul Makai Rangebar
Cinematography

Rangebar is 22 years old and has always lived in Kabul. She is currently a university student and is also working for AINA as a video journalist. She traveled to Badakhshan for AFGHANISTAN UNVEILED.


Halima Hussiani
Cinematography

Hussiani is 26 years old. In early 2002, she returned from Iran to Afghanistan without her family to study journalism at Kabul University. She produced her first news reports for French television in September 2002 and traveled to Bamiyan and Herat for the making of AFGHANISTAN UNVEILED, which she also represented at the Copenhagen Documentary Film Festival. She is now working full-time at AINA as a video journalist.

Nasima Mustafa
Cinematography

Mustafa is in her mid-30s and works as a kindergarten teacher. She produced her first news report for French television in 2002 and traveled to Jalalabad for AFGHANISTAN UNVEILED. She recently moved to Pakistan with her husband.


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