AFGHANISTAN: In an exclusive interview with Transcontinental Times (TCT), Arsalan Ivan Rahmani, a photographer and filmmaker, has narrated his inspirational and passionate life journey. In his journey of self-discovery and resilience, the life of this remarkable individual serves as an inspiration to readers worldwide.
Born in Pakistan to Afghan immigrant parents, he later returned to Afghanistan and embraced his roots. Now, as a refugee living in Spain, he continues to evolve and adapt wherever life takes him.
Arsalan is a passionate amateur photographer and novelist, his creative process is fueled by indignation and a desire to understand and reason with the world’s complexities. Through his art, he aims to stir consciences and create a meaningful impact.
What sets Arsalan apart is his refusal to be a victim. Instead of succumbing to the challenges life has thrown at him, he channels his pain, suffering, and demotivation into becoming the best version of himself.
The fall of Arsalan’s homeland into the hands of the Taliban motivated him to rise above and use his talents to shed light on the plight of his people. His dedication to documenting the struggles of Afghan women, deprived of their basic rights, showcases his commitment to making a difference.
To him, personal life and passion are intertwined. His camera is an extension of his being, capturing the essence of his personal experiences. Balancing personal life and passion is not a challenge for him, as both are integral parts of his identity.
When faced with difficulties, he embraces them as life lessons rather than mere obstacles. Pain and suffering have shaped him into the resilient individual he is today.
Arsalan’s focus on helping an Afghan mountaineer raise awareness for the rights of Afghan women demonstrates his unwavering dedication to his goals and the wellbeing of his people.
To readers seeking to do something different in life, he shares a powerful message: “With the world so set on tearing itself apart, it doesn’t seem a bad thing to put a little bit of it back together.”
These words encourage individuals to take action and strive for positive change in a world that often feels divided. Through his own journey, he shows that one person can make a difference, and each individual has the power to contribute to a better future for all.