Mariam Ghani

What we Left Unfinished, 2019
Single-channel video with four-channel sound and annotated archive (approximately 20,000 pages), duration: 71 min

What We Left Unfinished tells the incredible and mostly true story of five unfinished feature films from the Communist era in Afghanistan (1978-1991) – when films were weapons, filmmakers became targets, and the dreams of constantly shifting political regimes merged with the stories told onscreen. It is also a story about a tight-knit group of Afghan filmmakers who loved cinema enough to risk their lives for art.

Produced by Indexical Films, Ajna Films
Directed by Mariam Ghani