Independent filmmaker and producer, Sedika Mojadidi directed her first feature documentary, Motherland Afghanistan in 2006. The film follows her father’s struggle to make a difference in the maternal mortality epidemic gripping Afghanistan and aired on the Independent Lens and Global Voices Documentary Series in 2006. Motherland Afghanistan was selected by the UNFPA
(United Nations Population Fund) for a series of nationwide screenings throughout the United States and has screened nationally and internationally at numerous festivals.
Her second feature (currently in post-production), Homesick, is the recipient of an ITVS grant (Independent Film and Video Service) and Sundance Documentary Institute grants.
Sedika has worked as a supervising producer on the critically acclaimed ABC News documentary series, Boston Med and as a producer and camera woman on television projects for The Discovery Channel, The Arts and Entertainment Channel, the Food Network and The Learning Channel. Her writing is featured in the Anthology of Afghan American writing, One Story, Thirty Stories, winner of the 2012 Independent Book Publishers Silver Award for Best Anthology.
Born in Kabul, Afghanistan and raised in the United States, Sedika has a MA in Film Theory from the University of Florida and an MFA in Video from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.