Sahraa Karimi, one of Afghanistan’s most prominent women filmmakers, shared a video. Sahraa Karimi was the first woman to be appointed as the director-general of state-run Afghan Film.
She said that she had no plans to leave. “I will not abandon my country until the last moment,” she said in a video posted on Twitter, wiping away tears. Hey ppl of this big world, please do not be silent, they are coming to kill us,” she Afghan filmmaker wrote on Twitter.
Bollywood filmmaker Anurag Kashyap has shared a social media appeal from Sahraa Karimi. Anurag took to his Instagram handle and shared an open letter from the filmmaker.
In it, she had talked about the atrocities faced by the people of Afghanistan and urged everyone to spread her message widely. In the caption of his post, Anurag wrote, “Pls share it far and wide…”
Karimi began her letter, by writing, “I write to you with a broken heart and a deep hope that you can join me in protecting my beautiful people, especially filmmakers from the Taliban. In the last few weeks, the Taliban have gained control of so many provinces. They have massacred our people, they kidnapped many children, they sold girls as child brides to their men, they murdered a woman for her attire…”