Salim Shaheen at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival. Photograph: Nicolas Pratviel/AFP/Getty Images

In 2013, Steven Spielberg headed the Cannes Film Festival jury from his 282ft yacht. Last May, Salim Shaheen – the Afghan Spielberg – was a little les(...)

The Prince of Nothingwood: Salim Shaheen with his collaborator Qurban Ali

There are some uneasy qualities to Sonia Kronlund’s fascinating documentary on a prolific, no-rent Afghan film-maker. Salim Shaheen’s movies are certa(...)