For over five years I’ve been developing my own science fiction short films. Science fiction such a beautiful and malleable genre that allows us to discuss everything from post-apocalyptic annihilation to grief and loss in unique and creative ways.
Recently, the stories I’ve been creating are heavily-focused on culture and identity. As an Afghan-Canadian filmmaker, I’ve recently found myself questioning my place within the vast tapestry of our cultural mosaic. My parents escaped the war and violence of their time and offered me safe harbor to grow and develop. I am forever indebted to their struggles and telling stories highlighting the under-represented voices within our communities.