Frame by Frame
by Alexandria Bombach, Mo Scarpelli, USA / Afghanistan 2015, 86 '
CAMERA: Alexandria Bombach, Mo Scarpelli   PRODUCTION: Red Reel, Rake Films
PHOTOGRAPHY: Alexandria Bombach, Mo Scarpelli   PRODUCER: Alexandria Bombach, Mo Scarpelli, Jeff Orlowski
EDITING: Alexandria Bombach    LANGUAGE: Dari, English 

Schermo dell'Arte - Archivio Film
Presented at Lo Schermo dell’Arte Film Festival 2015

Before the fall of the Taliban regime in 2001, taking pictures was considered a crime in Afghanistan. Since then, a new free press has emerged. This prize-winning film tells the stories of four photographers who fought tenaciously, in extremely difficult conditions, to reconstruct and document a new country. In this new phase, Afghan photo-journalism takes on narrative force, with an eye on the beauty of a complex landscape in counterpoint and the travails of a war-torn country. Farzana Wahidy concentrates on the feminine condition. Her husband Massoud Hossaini, a photoreporter who won the Pulitzer Prize in 2012 for a picture shot during a bombardment, share a strong love for their country and fight together in unstable, precarious situations. Najibullah Musafar and Wakil Kohsar work to document the identity of a people and a nation, in the firm conviction that the power of images can point to new perspectives and change. 

Alexandria Bombach 
Owner of the production company Red Reel, which produces documentaries. MoveShake, a series she produced, won an Emmy Award in 2012. 

Mo Scarpelli 
Mo Scarpelli is a director from New York, founder and directrix of Rake Film, specialized in documentaries of a social nature. She is also an active blogger and journalist for major titles such as the BBC and the Wall Street Journal. 

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