Atiq Rahimi c.John Foley-Opale

Atiq
Rahimi

Atiq Rahimi was born in Afghanistan in 1962, but fled to France in 1984.  There he has become renowned as a maker of documentary and feature films, and as a writer.  The film of Earth and Ashes was in the Official Selection at Cannes in 2004 and won a number of prizes. He is currently adapting A Thousand Rooms of Dreams and Fear for the screen.  Since 2001 Rahimi has returned to Afghanistan a number of times to set up a Writers’ House in Kabul and offer support and training to young Afghan writers and film-makers. He lives in Paris.

Atiq Rahimi was born in Afghanistan in 1962, but fled to France in 1984.  There he has become renowned as a maker of documentary and feature films, and as a writer.  The film of Earth and Ashes was in the Official Selection at Cannes in 2004 and won a number of prizes. He is currently adapting A Thousand Rooms of Dreams and Fear for the screen.  Since 2001 Rahimi has returned to Afghanistan a number of times to set up a Writers’ House in Kabul and offer support and training to young Afghan writers and film-makers. He lives in Paris.

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