Sedika Mojadidi was born in Kabul, Afghanistan and grew up in Florida. She has a MA in Film Theory from the University of Florida and an MFA in Video Art from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
Sedika is an independent filmmaker and television producer. She directed and produced a feature documentary, Motherland Afghanistan, a film about her father’s struggle to make a difference as a doctor in Afghanistan. It aired on the PBS Independent Lens Documentary Series in 2007 and on the Global Voices Series in 2010. Motherland Afghanistan premiered at the American Film Institute Film Festival in Los Angeles and screened both domestically and internationally.The film was selected by the The United Nations Population Fund, (UNFPA) and screened nationally in conjunction with their campaign to raise awareness about the maternal health crisis globally and in Afghanistan.
Recently, Sedika has been a supervising producer on the critically acclaimed ABC News documentary series, Boston Med. Her writing has been published in an Anthology of Afghan American writing, One Story, Thirty Stories. Other television projects include work for PBS, The Learning Channel, The Discovery Channel, The Food Network and The Arts and Entertainment Channel.
Currently based in Kabul, she is directing an independent documentary about young Afghans learning to become journalists in Afghanistan.