After decades of war and an oppressive Taliban regime, four Afghan photojournalists face the realities of building a free press in a country left to stand on its own – reframing Afghanistan for the world and for themselves.

In 1996, the Taliban banned photography in Afghanistan. Taking a photo was considered a crime. When the US invaded after 9/11, Afghans saw the Taliban regime topple, the media blackout disappear, and a promising media industry emerge. Now, in a country facing abject uncertainty and ongoing war, Afghanistan’s young press struggles to be a free press.

Frame by Frame is a feature-length documentary that follows four Afghan photojournalists navigating a young and dangerous media landscape. Through intimate verite moments and never-before-seen archival footage, the film reveals a struggle in overcoming the odds to capture the truth.