Following a devastating media blackout enforced by the Taliban, four local photojournalists face the realities of building Afghanistan’s first free press.

In 1996, the Taliban banned photography in Afghanistan. Taking a photo was considered a crime. When the US invaded after 9/11, Afghans saw the Taliban regime topple, the media blackout disappear, and a promising media industry emerge. Now, in a country facing abject uncertainty and ongoing war, Afghanistan’s young press struggles to be a free press.

Frame by Frame is a feature-length documentary that follows four Afghan photojournalists navigating a young and dangerous media landscape. Through intimate verite moments and never-before-seen archival footage, the film reveals a struggle in overcoming the odds to capture the truth.

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