Jirga

A modern morality tale

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Drama

78mins

2018

Benjamin Gilmour

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synopsis

**AACTA Award Winner for Best Indie Film 2018**

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.

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cast:

Sam Smith, Sher Alam Miskeem Ustad, Amir Shah Talash,

crew:

Writer/Director: Benjamin Gilmour, Producer: John Maynard

fan quotes:

"buoyed by a tremendous sense of restraint: so rich and contemplative; so reluctant to sensationalise or speculate." - Luke Buckmaster, The Guardian

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