Makez Rikweda

Makez is a London-based writer and filmmaker. She has produced and directed films, shows and content for a range of brands and clients including Adobe, Nowness, France 24, Al Jazeera English, China Global Television Network, Associated Press, ITN productions, Models Own, BBC and Sky News.

Most recently, Makez directed a stylistic short film about a British Afghan bride’s anxieties on her wedding day for a well-known digital platform and has just completed production on her first narrative fiction short, Fat Girl, which is set for festival release in 2022.

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  • Young Afghans

    افغان‌های جوان
    Directed by Makez Rikweda, Sol Rikweda • 2010 • Afghanistan
    Young Afghans follows three charismatic students as they navigate their final year of university in Kabul. As Farzana, Mauj and Sabawoon discuss their hopes and dreams for the future, we also catch a glimpse of Afghanistan...

  • Only Voice Remains

    تنها صدا است که می ماند
    Directed by Makez Rikweda, Sol Rikweda • 2019 • UK
    Only Voice Remains tells the story of Iranian poet Forough Farrokhzad whose confessional works and daring personal life broke barriers of sex and society - and in the process, redefined what it takes to be a great artist. ...