Wahid Nazir

About the artist

Wahid Nazir born 1965, lives and works in Kabul. He graduated in 1989 from the Department of Direction and Cinema, Faculty of Arts, Kabul University. In 1992 he left Afghanistan and lived in Iran until 2002. In 2003 the Afghan Film Organization hired him as a director. His first documentary was about mobile cinema in Panjshir Province, and he directed and produced his first faction film “Atifa” in 2004/2005. His documentary “Kabul Man” (2006) was shown on Afghan National Television. Between 2006 and 2010 he spent time in France at Ateliers Varans. “Kabul Man” won an award at the 2007 Cannes Festival, the first of many international prizes. Further films and international awards followed. In 2009 he made a three-minute documentary “Kabul Traffic” for British television.


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