Shahr is an Afghan, female writer and director, based in Kabul. She studied at Atelier Varan Kabul. Her first feature film Wolf and Sheep was developed with the Cannes Cinéfondation Residence in 2010, Shahr - 20 years old at the time - the youngest ever selected. The film won the main award at the 2016 Director’s Fortnight. Her second feature film; the second part of a planned pentalogy, five films based on an unpublished autobiography, was presented at the Director's Fortnight in 2019. Her latest feature film The Orphanage was also selected at the Director’s Fortnight.