Jirga

Nominee
FIPRESCI Prize ~ Best Foreign Language Film
Palm Springs International Film Festival
A remarkable truthfulness shepherds Benjamin Gilmour's tightly written and conscientiously produced drama 'Jirga.'

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Jirga

A modern morality tale about an Australian veteran who returns to Afghanistan to find the family of a civilian he accidentally killed during the war. Seeking forgiveness, he puts his life in the hands of the village justice system – the Jirga.

"A remarkable truthfulness shepherds Benjamin Gilmour's tightly written and conscientiously produced drama
Jirga as it renders an image of Afghanistan not as a ravaged battleground but as an arrestingly rich land." (Carlos Aguilar, Los Angeles Times)

"[The film's] very existence seems to constitute an act of compassion." (Luke Buckmaster, Guardian)

Please note that JIRGA is subtitled beginning around minute 45. This is a creative choice made by the filmmaker.

Winner, Best Indie Film, AACTA Awards

Genre
Drama, War
Runtime
78
Language
English, Pushto
Director
Benjamin Gilmour
Writer(s)
Benjamin Gilmour
Cast
Sam Smith, Mohammad Mosam, Kefayat Lag Humani
Awards:
Nominee, FIPRESCI Prize ~ Best Foreign Language Film, Palm Springs International Film Festival

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