Producer, Birds Street (Afghanistan)

Sahraa Karimi is a film director, scriptwriter, and producer. At the age of 15, she was an actress in two Iranian films which brought her to study cinema in Slovakia and to graduate with a PhD in directing. During these years, she has made more than 30 short fictions and documentaries, some of which have won numerous awards in international film festivals.

After 10 years of making many shorts and documentaries, she returned to Kabul. She made two documentaries there which were internationally successful, and broadcasted through ARTE France and BBC. “Hava, Maryam, Ayesha” is her first feature film (director and producer) which was shot entirely in Kabul and was officially selected to have its world premier at Venice Film Festival. Birds Street is her first feature documentary as a producer and co-editor of the film.