2015 Schedule
Interactive: March 13–17  •  Film: March 13–21  •  Music: March 17–22


Sunday, March 15
11:00AM - 12:25PM

Alamo Lamar B
1120 S Lamar Blvd

When the Taliban ruled Afghanistan, taking a photo was a crime. After the regime fell from power in 2001, a fledgling free press emerged and a photography revolution was born. Now, as foreign troops and media withdraw, Afghanistan is left to stand on its own and so are its journalists. Set in a modern Afghanistan bursting with color and character, FRAME BY FRAME follows four Afghan photojournalists navigating a dangerous media landscape as they reframe Afghanistan for the world, and for themselves. Through cinema vérité, powerful photojournalism, and never-before-seen footage shot in secret during the Taliban regime, the film connects an audience with four humans in the pursuit of the truth.

Section: Documentary Competition
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Country: USA
Language: Dari and English with Subtitles
Year: 2015
Runtime: 85min

Director: Alexandria Bombach, Mo Scarpelli

Executive Producer: Nancy Schafer, Louis Venezia

Producer: Alexandria Bombach, Mo Scarpelli, Jeff Orlowski

Cinematographer: Alexandria Bombach, Mo Scarpelli

Editor: Alexandria Bombach

Music: Patrick Jonsson

Additional Credits: Executive Producer: Nancy Schafer, Executive Producer: Louis Venezia, Associate Producer: Doug Blush, Associate Producer: Stacey Piculell, Associate Producer: Trevor Hall


Alexandria Bombach is an Emmy award-winning filmmaker who lives on the road. Founding RED REEL in 2009, she’s known to sell all her belongings to tell a story she believes in. Mo Scarpelli is a journalist, non-fiction filmmaker and founder of Rake Films. Her curiosity of humans has led her to film and photograph in 15+ countries around the world.

Sales Agent: Submarine

Public Film Contact
Alexandria Bombach
Red Reel
(423) 785-7320

Publicity Contact
Tracy Nguyen-Chung



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