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Malek Shafi'i

Afghanistan / Website


Malek Shafi’i is a founder and director of Afghanistan Human Rights Film Festival and BASA (Afghanistan Cinema Club). He is also a filmmaker and a writer.

2012 Bamyan the land of wonders / 25m / documentary for AKF (Aga Khan Foundation)
2009 Savings Groups / 20m / documentary for AKF (Aga Khan Foundation)
2008 Social audit / 20m / documentary for AKF (Aga Khan Foundation)
2007 Self Helping Group / 15m / documentary for UN HABITAT
2007 Up to the Parliament / 40m / documentary
2005 Pamir Territory / 38m / documentary
2005 Drought in Hazarajat / 30m / documentary
2004 End of the Earth / 40m / documentary / 40 minutes

Documentary series
1999 Rewayat-e – Hejr / 5 episodes / each 15m / Iran
2000 Charaqhaye Rabeta / 5 episodes / each 25m / Iran
2003 Afghanistan, Heart of Asia / 9 episodes / each 25m / Afghanistan
2007 Small City Great Expectations / 6 episodes / each 25m / Afghanistan

Joint documentary movies
2012 / Mohtarama / documentary / HD / 60m / Co-Directed with Diana Saqab
2010 / These Three Women / documentary / 20m / Co-Directed with Diana Saqab
2009 / Run Roobina Run / documentary / DV CAM / 55 Minutes
2007 / Twenty Five Percent / documentary / DV CAM / 37m



Mohtarama (Orig.) / 2013 / Afghanistan / 59 min

In 2009, the Afghan Parliament approved the Shia Family Law, which was then signed by President Karzai. The law severely restricted women’s freedom, making it illegal for them to exit the house without their husband’s consent or resisting to their husband’s sexual demands...





David Čálek‘s successful documentary Climbing Higher about Czech climber Radek Jaroš, which won at the BANFF festival, is available for FREE streaming in the online documentary cinema DAFilms.com from December 8 to 11.

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- 8.12.2016 -

Winter Portion of Czech Documentary Films

Winter Portion of Czech Documentary Films

For 3.99 euro, you can get a selection of documentaries that entered Czech cinematic distribution in 2016 as well as access to another 1500 films from around the world. Dear friends, please, do not forget that you can give an ideal present not only to your intellectual friends but also to yourselves.

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- 7.12.2016 -

Unique films at FAMUFEST

Unique films at FAMUFEST

The 33rd edition of FAMUFEST, a competition display of films made by students of Prague’s FAMU, will be held on November 23 to 27 at Prague’s Letná District. Like in the past year, it will take place at Bio Oko, plus at the new venues of Studio Hrdinů and Café Jedna.

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- 22.11.2016 -

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