Intriguing documentary tracks Afghan photojournalists covering their war-torn country


posted Thursday, August 1, 2013 at 4:59 PM EDT


If you still believe in the power of photojournalism you should consider funding a new documentary about Afghan photographers covering their war-torn, native country. The documentary, called "Frame by Frame," is a Kickstarter project launched by Brooklyn-based directors Alexandria Bombach and Mo Scarpelli.

Bombach and Scarpelli began shooting the movie in Afghanistan last October and are seeking funding via Kickstarter to go back and complete it. The documentary tells the story of four Afghan photographers trying to spur a local photojournalism movement in their country. This is no small feat considering that photography was banned in 1996 when the Taliban came to power. Only in 2001 when the regime was removed from Kabul, did a free press begin to emerge again in Afghanistan.


"Frame by Frame" focuses on the stories of Pulitzer Prize-winning news photographer Massoud Hossaini; Farzana Wahidy, one of the only Afghan female photojournalist in the entire country; TV photographer Wakil Kohsar; and seasoned documentary photographer Najibullah Musafer, who shot in secret during the Taliban regime.

Learn more about the documentary on its Kickstarter page or on the film's website. More detail in the Kickstarter pitch video below.