The pressure has been on for 8 months – submitting names and documentation – contacting numerous foreign governments and international organizations – filing Parole and Referral applications – contributing to advocacy efforts – launching the Fund for Afghan Evacuation & Resettlement – soliciting lawyers and family sponsors…
Hopelessly and in tears, I spend the entire day in a corner of the house hoping that God may hear my voice and help me out of Afghanistan so that I can get back to school.
We can not thank you enough for your generosity. There is still a lot to do to bring families to safe and permanent homes. We can only do it with your support.
Your support is needed to help families, both those in and out of Afghanistan, to survive without work and income. In Afghanistan they face a humanitarian crisis with skyrocketing prices for basic necessities. Those out of the country are just beginning a multi year process of filing for asylum and have left everything behind in Afghanistan. All face expensive US government fees to file for emergency visas and other legal options.
It has been a terribly long and hard two months since we last sent an update. Our days have been consumed with trying to help Afghans figure out their logistical and legal options for evacuation and resettling. While good news often feels elusive, there are some bright spots!
Jamaluddin Aram served as CSFilm’s translator and coordinator in Afghanistan from 2010-12.
He is a documentary filmmaker, producer and short story writer from Kabul. He lives in Toronto.
Jamal has written a searingly poetic and vibrantly visual opinion piece on Afghanistan for Canada’s Globe and Mail newspaper.
By imposing new restrictions on the media and female actors, the Taliban have once again reaffirmed their misogynistic ideology, rights advocates have said.
Afghanistan’s Taliban rulers unveiled a new set of restrictions on Afghan media earlier this week, banning television channels from showing dramas and soap operas featuring women actors.
In a very emotional experience, the event included the participation via Zoom of two recent evacuees and the project’s translator and coordinator. Qasem joined from Iran, Aqeela from France, and jamal from Canada.
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On Aug 15th, the day Kabul fell to the Taliban, Basir and his family made their first attempt to get into the airport and onto a plane. It would be nearly a month before they escaped into Pakistan. Over the next weeks they would be beaten at Taliban checkpoints, endure crushing crowds and be threatened and sworn at by soldiers from around the world.
Thank you to @theDocYard & @BrattleTheatre for donating all proceeds to CSFilm Fund for Afghan Evac and Resettle
Thank you to @theDocYard & @BrattleTheatre for donating all proceeds from benefit screening to CSFilm Fund for Afghan Evac and Resettle. They raised over $500!
Afghanistan’s economy spirals: For the first time, there are similar levels of food insecurity among urban households as drought-hit rural ones.