Barmak Akram, born in 1966 in Kabul, lives in Paris, where he studied fine arts. His first feature film, Kabuli Kid (2008), won several awards and has been shown at the Venice Film Festival. He has also made experimental and documentary films, including Toutes les télés du monde (2009). As a musician, interpreter, and composer, he explores Afghan culture as well as Persian poetry. As an artist, he explores organic forms.