Siddiq Barmak

Siddiq Barmak

Afghanistan

Biography

Siddiq Barmak was born in Panjshir, Afghanistan in 1962. He earned a Master degree in directing from The Russian State University of Cinematography (VGIK) in Moscow. His debut feature film, OSAMA (2003), won several awards including the Golden Globe for Best foreign film and the Golden Camera – Special Mention in Cannes. His second film, OPIUM WAR (2008), earned the Golden Marc’Aurelio award in Rome. Siddiq Barmak is the publisher of the first cinema magazine in Kabul and the founder of the Union of Afghan filmmakers.

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