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A Letter to the President tells the story of Afghanistan – a multi-ethnic and complex society and land where people meet in a constantly changing middle ground, where war has destroyed identity and morality, and where families and society survive despite overwhelming pain and discrimination. Yet, amidst the weakening social values, one family offers hope, light, and vision for the way forward. Roya Film House is proud to make available for screening the powerful story of Soraya, a woman who fights hard for what she believes and for her own survival. Many women who have faced similar challenges and pain behind closed curtains share Soraya’s story.
Afghanistan’s 2017 submission to the Academy Awards, A Letter to the President premiered at the Locarno Film Festival. The film has received many international awards, including the One Future Prize at the Munich Film International Festival. Shot in Afghanistan, the film crew encountered enormous difficulties in filming and production. The cast and crew produced the film despite terrorist attacks, public demonstrations and uprisings, instability, and violence. The commitment and perseverance of the cast and crew resulted in the creation of this professional and beautiful film. A Letter to the President tells the story of Afghanistan – a multi-ethnic and complex society and land where people meet in a constantly changing middle ground, where war has destroyed identity and morality, and where families and society survive despite overwhelming pain and discrimination. Yet, amidst the weakening social values, one family offers hope, light, and vision for the way forward. Roya Film House is proud to make available for screening the powerful story of Soraya, a woman who fights hard for what she believes and for her own survival. Many women who have faced similar challenges and pain behind closed curtains share Soraya’s story. Afghanistan’s 2017 submission to the Academy Awards, A Letter to the President
premiered at the Locarno Film Festival. The film has received many international awards, including the One Future Prize at the Munich Film International Festival. Shot in Afghanistan, the film crew encountered enormous difficulties in filming  and production. The cast and crew produced the film despite terrorist attacks, public demonstrations and uprisings, instability, and violence. The commitment and perseverance of the cast and crew resulted in the creation of this professional and beautiful film.

Our Team

Roya SadatPresident

Roya Sadat is an award-winning female Afghan producer and director who successfully brought touching stories to international festivals after the fall of the Taliban regime in Afghanistan. She is graduated from Law and Politics, University of Herat.

AZIZ DEILDAARProgram Manager

Bourn 1981 Kabul Afghanistan. Professor in Cinema Department Fine Arts Faculty in Kabul University. He was attendant to many film festival and his new film script become the 30 best Asian film script in 2009 South Korea PPP.

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