BEST DOKS – Winning Film DOK.horizonte

You can watch our most-viewed and award-winning documentaries of the 2024 edition again on Sunday 12 May.

At this film screening, director Ilyas Yourish will be our guest for a subsequent Q&A.


Belgium, France, Germany 2024 – Director: Ilyas Yourish, Shahrokh Bikaran – Orig. version w/English subtitles – subsequ. Q&A w/director Ilyas Yourish – Length: 105 min.

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Zahra was the first in her family to study in Kabul and researched the significance of the kamay plant as an animal feed used by the mountain farmers of Hazarajat. Her suicide hit her parents and siblings hard. In their grief, they fight against a thicket of discrimination, harassment and infringements of justice. In quiet, poetic and monumental images, KAMAY tells the story of an unknown side of Afghanistan. Silvia Bauer

Winner of

VIKTOR DOK.horizonte Competition – Cinema of Urgency
Donated by Petra-Kelly-Stiftung, worth 5.000 euro
To the jury statement



The filmmakers Ilyas Yourish and Shahrokh Bikaran are Hazara from Afghanistan. Ilyas studied journalism at Kabul University and has been working as a multimedia journalist for TV shows and film projects since 2011. He has lived in Brussels since 2021. Shahrokh graduated from Tehran Film School in 2016 with a degree in directing. Both were part of the film team for KABUL, CITY IN THE WIND (2018). KAMAY is their debut feature film.


Nominated for the DOK.horizonte Competition – Cinema of Urgency

The films in this series tell stories from countries in transition. They are supported by ENGAGEMENT GLOBAL with funds from the BMZ and are nominated for the VIKTOR DOK.horizonte Competition, endowed with 5,000 euros. The award donor is the Petra-Kelly-Stiftung.


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No FSK youth rating

Production: Clin D’oeil Films. Producer: Hanne Phlypo. International Sales: CAT&Docs

  • So., 12.05.24
    HFF - Audimax