23 Aug 2021

Afghan filmmaker Sahraa Karimi on her ‘lucky’ escape from Kabul

The evacuation deadline is felt keenly by those racing to get friends and family out of Kabul.

Director Sahraa Karimi was the first woman to chair the Afghan Film Organisation. She was in Kabul when the Taliban entered the city.

Now in Kiev, Ukraine, we spoke to her about her escape – but began by asking, having managed to flee, how she feels now about what is unfolding in her country.