A festival showing three short films was held in Qal-e-Naw, the center of Badghis province.
The subjects of the films included the targeting of civilians in airstrikes over the past twenty years, deforestation, people fleeing from the country, and a look at the difficult living conditions of villagers.
“The recent war that happened in Murghab district--civilians, Taliban and previous government forces were affected,” said Sami Qadri, head of Paywand Nihad 34, an association in Badghis.
Some filmmakers said that if they can find support, they can produce more films with better content in the future.
“We work in cinema. We have lots of problems; we don’t even have video cameras,” said Noorullah Afghan, a Badghis filmmaker.
"Art is in a state of decline and stagnation in Badghis,” said Sayed Qurban Sadat, a Badghis filmmaker.
Meanwhile, officials of the culture and information department of Badghis who participated in the festival said they will support filmmakers and artists.
“We will strongly support them and create facilities for them to make good films and display their art,” said Baaz Mohammad Sarwari, head of the culture and information department in Badghis.