Paua Productions receives SCNZ grant for doco

Posted Tuesday 09 Nov 2021

Paua Productions receives SCNZ grant for doco

Congratulations to Paua Productions which has received a screen grant from Screen Canterbury for its feature-length documentary called fiftyone.

The documentary tells the story of Bariz Shah and Saba Afrasyabi as they invest in life-changing micro-business ventures in Afghanistan.

They shot much of the film on a trip to Afghanistan in 2020. Shah said they helped 51 people in Afghanistan, to honour those killed in Christchurch on March 15. He wanted to document the project to inspire young Kiwis.

Shah and Afrasyabi (pictured) are co-directors and co-producers on the film.

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