Brishkay Ahmed

Brishkay Ahmed is a Canadian-Afghan director, writer, and journalist. She studied film production at New York University and the Iranian Young Cinema Society after completing journalism studies at Langara College and communications at Simon Fraser University. Her previous films include IN THE RUMBLING BELLY OF MOTHERLAND (2021), ARYANA RESURRECTED (2019), UNVEILED: THE KOHISTAN VIDEO SCANDAL (2016), and STORY OF BURQA (2012). She is also the writer and director of the Afghan primetime legal drama BETWEEN YOU AND ME. Her works have been generously supported by the Canada Council for the Arts, BC Arts Council, and Creative BC. She has completed creative partnerships with Bravo TV, CMF, CBS, NFB, Java Films, Super Channel, RTA, FKH Media, and Cinema Politica. In honor of Afghanistan’s 100-years of independence from British rule, Ahmed was commissioned to write and direct the documentary STORY OF OUR INDEPENDENCE for RTA, Afghanistan’s oldest Public Service Broadcaster, in 2019. She is a member of the Directors Guild of Canada (DGC), Writers Guild of Canada (WGC), DOC BC/T/NWT, and the Playwrights Guild of Canada (PGC). (09/21) 

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In the Rumbling Belly of Motherland

A film by Brishkay Ahmed, 2021, 83 min, Color

As the U.S. planned to withdraw troops from Afghanistan in September 2021, Canadian-Afghan filmmaker and journalist Brishkay Ahmed was filming IN THE RUMBLING BELLY OF MOTHERLAND. Revealing the ongoing dangers for women reporters, and the extraordinary risks they take, this brave film provides an in-depth look into Zan TV, Kabul’s female-led news agency. A professional journalist herself, Ahmed documents…

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