He is a founder and director of the Afghanistan Human Rights Film Festival and BASA (Afghanistan Cinema Club). He is also a filmmaker and a writer. He studied cinema and sociology, and made about 35 documentaries and short films. Some of them won international film awards from different international film festivals. He likes to create projects and make movies based on his own experience and life. As director of BASA, Shafi’i supports independent filmmakers in his home country of Afghanistan. He also worked as a senior advisor for the Radio Television of Afghanistan.