Sadam Wahidi was born 1991 in Kabul. He studied for an undergraduate degree (agriculture) at Kabul University. When Sadam was 9 years old, he started working at BBC Radio AEP as an actor and announcer for children’s programmes. Sadam directed his first experimental film (36 minutes) when he was 14 years old. During his school years, he participated in many TV commercials and, after 2010, acted in two feature films and two TV series (Our Street, 2011/2013, and Shereen, 2016). He has worked as assistant director, project manager and producer in many feature films and TV dramas. In 2014, he set up an independent film production company, Rumi Films Production. He wrote and directed the short films You are not American (2015), Mary Mother (2016) and The Luck Bird (2017). His films have been officially selected for competition in more than 100 international film festivals and have so far won 22 international awards. He attended the Asian Film Academy in Busan (South Korea) as a director fellow in 2017.
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