In Afghanistan, this is the problem, because everybody holds a piece of that mirror, and they all look at it and claim that they hold the entire truth.
From my films, you can at least learn about Iran, you can get a sense of the history and the society. But no such films have been made about Afghanistan, so you really can't know much about it.
Afghan society is very complex, and Afghanistan has a very complex culture. Part of the reason it has remained unknown is because of this complexity.
There's an 800 kilometer border between Iran and Afghanistan. Mohsen Makhmalba
Because there is so little room for expression otherwise, a lot of people love cinema because they find it a way of expressing themselves.