A founding director of Development Pictures based in Kabul, Afghanistan, Sam French is an award-winning filmmaker whose work has appeared on Channel 4, Al Jazeera, National Geographic, HBO, and other broadcast outlets. In 2011, Sam directed “Buzkashi Boys,” one of the first narrative fiction films to be shot entirely on location in Kabul with a mixed Western and Afghan crew. This film was the first project of the Afghan Film Project, a non-profit NGO that Sam co-founded in 2010 to help train Afghan filmmakers and foster Afghanistan’s film industry.

Films at the Festival