Synopsis: In Taliban-controlled Afghanistan, a woman walks into a chadari store in Kabul to buy her first full-body veil and face an uncertain future.
About the Filmmaker: Elham Ehsas is an award-winning writer and director, originally from Kabul, Afghanistan. His work in Film and TV is characterised by its stylish, cinematic approach and thought provoking storytelling. As a refugee who fled the Taliban and came to the UK at the age of 10,Elham has become well known for telling rich ethnic-driven stories that are not often seen on our screens and his work often explores themes of culture, identity, and home. Elham’s debut short film, Our Kind of Love was BAFTA long-listed in 2019 and has been screened at festivals worldwide. The film has garnered over 3.1 million views on YouTube to date. In recognition of his creative talent and leadership potential, Elham has been selected to participate in BAFTA Connect, a prestigious three-year scheme by BAFTA.
This film is showing in the Mix Tape Vol. 1 shorts screening at The Forum Auditorium on 11th November at 17:15.
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