Jirga

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    Jirga

    Directed by

    Australia

    2018

    78 min

    • English
    • Pashto

    Drama

    A modern morality tale about a former Australian soldier, Mike, 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.

    Awards

    • Best Indie Film - AACTA Award
    • Film Prize - CinefestOz

    Festivals

    Credits

    Cast
    Sam Smith
    Sher Alam Miskeen Ustad
    Amir Shah Talash
    Screenplay
    Benjamin Gilmour
    Editing
    Nikki Stevens
    Music
    AJ True
    Sales
    VISIT FILMS
    Production
    FELIX MEDIA
    Production
    SCREEN AUSTRALIA

    Press

    Rich and contemplative.

    The Guardian

    Benjamin Gilmour

    Benjamin Gilmour

    Australia

    Benjamin Gilmour is an author and filmmaker, director of the films JIRGA (2018), PARAMEDICO (2012) and SON OF A LION (2008), author of the books ‘Paramedico – Around the World by Ambulance’ (HarperCollins), a tie-in with his recent film of the same name, and ‘Warrior Poets’ (Pier 9) about the making of his first feature film in Pakistan. His latest book 'Cameras & Kalashnikovs' (Ahoy) is a behind-the-scenes account of his time making JIRGA in Afghanistan.
    He is based in northern New South Wales, Australia.

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