Afghan photographer Farzana Wahidy is featured in the film "Frame By Frame."

Afghan photographer Farzana Wahidy is featured in the film “Frame By Frame.”

Alexandria Bombach

Frame By Frame” profiles four photojournalists documenting life in Afghanistan, something that was illegal under Taliban rule. Portland-based filmmaker Mo Scarpelli is the co-director and producer of the film. She explained that being a foreign woman in Afghanistan gave her unique access to male and female subjects, as it would be considered inappropriate for a woman to meet one-on-one with a man in that country.

One of the four photographers featured in “Frame By Frame” is Farzana Wahidy. She grew up under Taliban rule, went to Canada to seek an education, and returned to Afghanistan to chronicle the lives of other Afghan women. Wahidiy’s husband, Massoud Hossaini is also featured in the film. He has worked for the Associated Press in Kabul and won a Pulitzer Prize in 2012 for a dramatic photo he took moments after a bombing there.


Editor’s Note: “Frame by Frame” is showing Monday, Sept. 14 at 7:30pm at the Clinton Street Theater in SE Portland and Monday, Sept. 21 at 7:30pm at the Kiggins Theatre in Vancouver, WA.