We all born to bring something to this world.
A new story. My name is Diana Saqeb Jamal. I am from Afghanistan. I started my film career with documentary. Women, society, politics, human rights and everything related to life attracts my attention. I have directed about 15 documentaries and some of them are globally welcomed.
“Twenty-Five Percent” is my first documentary which played a strong role in changing the European military policy to more human rights policy in Afghanistan.
“Mohtarama” is my another documentary which is about Afghan women movement and won several awards from around the world besides the best documentary awards from YAMAGATA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL.
I have always loved storytelling. It’s always been my wish to tell the story of my homeland, the country that has suffered from the years of war and violence. That’s why in the last few years I have started working on fictional cinema besides documentary. Roqaia is my short film, which is about the children, who never find the chance of having childhood. They grow up before they reach puberty and die before growing up. Those who are wounded in body and soul.