Three award-winning female directors appeal to the international film industry to save Afghan cinema. Supporting women filmmakers is more important than ever.
By imposing new restrictions on the media and female actors, the Taliban have once again reaffirmed their misogynistic ideology, rights advocates have said.
Particularly threatened by the Taliban, some artists are trying to destroy all proof of their work. Others are creating last pieces as a form of resistance.
In an open letter, acclaimed director Sahraa Karimi has written of the brutal impact of the Taliban's takeover of Afghanistan on women, girls and artists.