Still from Arzu Qaderi's "My Afghan Diary"

My Afghan diary

Arzu Qaderi is an Afghan-born German filmmaker and presenter. In 2017, she travelled to Afghanistan for the first time to film for My Afghan Diary, a documentary film of interviews with inspiring, successful Afghan women with the determination to achieve their dreams – despite the challenges they face. In making the documentary, Arzu sought to empowers other women by giving them the opportunity to express their unique, strong voices, which threaten the status quo and share messages of female empowerment.