Senior officials from the Afghan cinema industry and Kabul University held a ceremony on Tuesday night in honor of Afghanistan’s well known filmmaker, producer and director, Roya Sadat.
Sadat was honored for her achievements in the film sector and for “A Letter to the President” which is seen as having been a symbol of breaking taboos in the Afghan society.
Guests attending the event praised Sadat and said she is a voice for Afghan cinema against discrimination.
“Roya Sadat has worked without any discrimination and she has not shown any boundaries in her activities as a women. She has worked for all Afghan women,” said Sima Samar, Chairperson of Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission.
“She is a woman who fights for the growth of culture and arts in this country,” said Engineer Latif, head of Afghanistan Cinematographers Union.
Sadat was also awarded a letter of appreciation at the ceremony.
She has in recent years won many international awards and has directed two famous Afghan series which portray ongoing social problems in the Afghan society.
She was honored by International Women of Courage (IWOC) Awards this year in March and she received an alternative Oscar award by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs for ‘A Letter to the President’ – also in March.
Earlier this month she won this year's Interfilm Academy’s One Future Prize at the 36th international Munich Film Festival (Filmfest Munchen) for her movie ‘A Letter to the President’ earlier this month.