Ahmad Ebrahimi is a filmmaker and photographer from Afghanistan. Ahmad began his career behind the camera over a decade ago, starting as a TV producer for some of Afghanistan’s major stations before moving on to directing and editing. While seeking asylum on the Greek island of Lesbos, Ahmad won the Cine15 Film Festival for his short film “Lucky Vulnerable” on one family’s plight in Moria camp.
As a refugee artist and activist, Ahmad feels strongly about sharing the voices of asylum seekers and has showcased his images of Lesbos’s squalid Moria camp in galleries across Europe. As a co-founder of Theme Cinematic Group and co-ordinator with Refocus Media Labs, he has also taught photography and film skills to university students and refugees in Afghanistan, Turkistan and Greece.
His most recent film Citizens of Moria has been nominated for the Atlantic International Film Festival and Milton Film Festival in Canada. Ahmad worked as the co-producer, -cinematographer and – director on the feature-length documentary about his life in Moria camp, with Blue Ski Production’s.