Postcards from Tora Bora
2007, 87 minutes
Directed by Wazhmah Osman and Kelly Dolak
After the 1979 Soviet invasion of Afghanistan, Osman’s family fled to America with only a handful of photos and movies as reminders of the lives they had led. Now she returns home to search for her past and her father, who never left. Her quest reveals the history of this war-torn country in this personal film that’s full of personality. In English and Farsi with English subtitles.
Wazhmah Osman is a New York City-based documentary filmmaker. She completed a master’s degree in Middle Eastern Studies at NYU. Before returning to school, Osman worked for six years at New York City’s Millennium Film Workshop and The Cooper Union School of the Arts as a film technician, instructor, and curator. Her short film, Buried Alive, which sheds light on the Taliban’s brutal campaign against women, has been circulated by numerous human rights organizations.
Kelly Dolak began her career as a producer working for American Movie Classic’s Emmy-award winning show, Behind the Screen. She is now an independent documentary producer and director. Her short works have been screened at film festivals both nationally and internationally.
Her short, Purse, was showcased both on PBS’s Reel New York and screened at more than ten film festivals. Postcards from Tora Bora is her first feature-length documentary.
Click here to read an interview with Wazhmah Osman and Kelly Dolak, Directors of Postcards from Tora Bora