The SAMA International Film Festival in Sweden


Official Selection

Afghanistan Night Storys

Director: Alka Sadat

Afghanistan 2016

A story of war, love, life and death, it is an unprecedented look at these elite fighters, and the hopes and dreams they have rarely spoken of until now.

Writer & Director: Ariana Delawari
Cast: Bo Foxworth, Ariana Delawari, Daniel Blinkoff and..
Drama, Philosophy
USA 2015

A haunting experimental, docu-musical about global warming and changing the dream. A woman is guided by a dream therapist onto a shamanic journey through the inner and outer worlds of being. Within the dream state she works to shift her dream to a vision of love, and in doing so succeeds in shifting the universal dream as well. It is a film about the state of th

Writer & Director: Mian Adnan Ahmad
Cast: Ameer Zhowandai, Hannah Sher,Fereshta Kazemi and Navid Negahban.
Drama short film

In the midst of the angoing conflict in Afghanistan a gifted child makes an extraordinary offert for his people. It is a anti war film, a film about children, about the importance of education and about love.
I am an Azriel

Director: Hassan Moosavi
Writer: Hassan Fazili
Drama short film
Afghanistan 2016

“I am an Azriel” has happened in a taxi, and it is about a man in white introduces his self “Azriel” to the taxi driver, but he want to theft the car. Dialogues between main character, driver and other passenger surprised the audience time and time, however we realized that the main character who is a thief, is a real “Azriel”.

Director: Brent E. Huffman

Saving Mes Aynak follows Afghan archaeologist Qadir Temori as he races against time to save a 5,000-year-old archaeological site in Afghanistan from imminent demolition. A Chinese state-owned mining company is closing in on the ancient site, eager to harvest $100 billion dollars worth of copper buried directly beneath the archaeological ruins. Only 10% of Mes Aynak has been excavated, though, and some believe future discoverie
The Forbidden Terrain

Director: Mohammad Ranjbar
Afghanistan 2015

The Forbidden Terrain is a documentary about a group of Afghan young girls who joined the Afghanistan National Army and after passing one year of training they are graduated the military academy. The girls joined The army after graduation schools and universities, to support the country. They live for one year in the dormitory of this academy to study hard and to become young officers; they do different kind of exe
The Land of the Enlightened
Director: Pieter - Jan De Pue
Writer: Pieter- Jan De Pue & David Dusa
Cast: Gholam Nasir, Khyrgyz Bay, Marina Golbahari, Norr, Zolfu and...
Drama , Documentary
Belgium 2016

A gang of Afghan kids from the Kuchi tribe dig out old Soviet mines and sell the explosives to children working in a lapis lazuli mine. When not dreaming of the time when American troops finally withdraw from their land, another gang of children keeps tight control on the caravans smuggling t
Together Forever

Director: Ahmad Zia Ebrahimi
Writer: Hassan Fazili
Drama short film
Afghanistan 2016

Together forever is a romantic story. About a man who is a dance trainer also his wife is one of his dance student, the man has a great and happy life with his family included his wife and their two little daughters. But his life is a little unusual, by passing story it became clear that the man’s family life is just a hallucination, in reality the woman that he love it is an another man’s

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