“Afghan Dreamers”, a new Hollywood project directed by two-time Oscar winner Bill Guttentag, is set to be partially shot in Budapest.
Filming began on October 22 in Marrakech, Morocco, and shooting is expected to move to the Hungarian capital in the near future.
The movie is already in production and is based on the inspiring true story of an all-girls robotics team hailing from Afghanistan. The program was launched by Afghan tech entrepreneur Roya Mahboob in 2017 as a way to help young women develop their skills in science and technology, despite a highly patriarchal society and the chaotic and often dangerous backdrop of the country’s politics.
The team went on to participate in competitions around the world, garner global media attention and meet leading politicians, including U.S. Secretary of State Anthony Blinken. Former President Donald Trump intervened to help several team members get visas for a robotics competition in Washington D.C., and Mahboob was named among Time’s most influential people in the world.
The film will star Bollywood star Ali Fazal, Canadian actress Nikohl Boosheri, as well as Noorin Gulamgaus, who will assume the role of Roya Mahboob.
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