Jirga

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Directed by Benjamin Gilmour
Australia
78 minutes
M
Made under extraordinary, and extremely dangerous, conditions, Jirga tells the emotional story of a former Australian soldier who travels to Afghanistan to seek forgiveness.

WINNER: BEST FILM PRIZE, CINEFESTOZ 2018; AACTA AWARD FOR BEST INDIE FILM 2018
SELECTED: OFFICIAL COMPETITION, SYDNEY FILM FESTIVAL 2018

Three years after an Australian army helicopter raid on a small village led to the killing of an unarmed man, former Australian soldier Mike (Sam Smith) returns to Afghanistan to find the victim’s family. Drawing remarkable parallels with the making of the film, director Benjamin Gilmour and Smith headed to Pakistan to shoot a film on the Afghan border. When the script was deemed too politically sensitive, the promised funding disappeared and along with it the possibility to make the film. With a camera bought at a Pakistani shopping mall, Gilmour shot the hastily rewritten film himself. The award-winning result is a sensitive and compassionate story of the impact of war and the cost of redemption.

Benjamin Gilmour’s latest film, shot in dangerous conditions, is filled with calibrated rawness and contemplative restraint.The Guardian

Please note online bookings end Thu 7 Feb, 5pm - after this time tickets are sold through the venue, subject to availability.

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Jirga

Katherine Cinemas
Sun 10 February
1pm—2:18pm
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Classification
M
Country
Australia
Language
In English and Pashto with English subtitles
Director
Benjamin Gilmour
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