Joel Cartaxo Anjos grew up in Portugal, before moving to Paris to study cinema. He graduated from the Master Professionnel Cinéma by the University Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne. In 2019, he directed the short film "So far from Kabul", broadcast on France 3 and presented at several festivals. "Elle est partie ailleurs" is his most recent documentary project, winner of the Greek Rush 2021.
Marina Gulbahari, a famous actress in Afghanistan, is a political refugee in France. Traumatized by a childhood built on the pillars of violence, she decides to cross the borders to find her mother in Iran. This journey, marked by landscapes, encounters and solitude, will confront her with a physical and inner journey. The search for reparation in the face of trauma, in a journey where among the shadows seeks the light: to overcome and surpass her own past.