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Project Description

Buzkashi Boys

Australian Premiere | 2013

Director's Biography
Director's Biography
A founding director of Development Pictures based in Kabul, Afghanistan, Sam French is an award-winning filmmaker whose work has appeared on Channel 4, Al Jazeera, National Geographic, HBO, and other broadcast outlets.

Synopsis

Set against the dramatic landscape of contemporary Afghanistan and the National sport of Buzkashi – a brutal game of horse polo played with a dead goat – “Buzkashi Boys” is a ground-breaking narrative film about two best friends, a charismatic street urchin and a defiant blacksmith’s son, who strive to realize their dreams as they make their way to manhood in one of the most war-torn countries on Earth.

Festivals

  • L.A. Shorts Fest – Drama: Best-of Category
  • Raindance Film Festival – Best International Short Film
  • UK Film Festival – Best Cinematography
  • Evolution International Film Festival – Best Short Film
  • Rhode Island International Film Festival – Best Cinematography
  • ÉCU The European Independent Film festival – Best Non-European
  • Independent Dramatic Short 2013

Production Team

Director
Sam Grench
Country
Afghanistan, United States
Runtime 
29 min
Language
Dari with English Subtitles
Premiere Status 
Classification 
18+
Year
2012
Screenwriter 
Producer
Ariel Nasr
Cinematographer 
Editor
Cast
Fawad Mohammadi, Jawanmard Paiz, Wali Talash

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