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My Childhood, My Country: 20 Years in Afghanistan (15)

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Dir: Phil Grabsky, Shoaib Sharifi 2021 | 90 mins

A real-life epic of boyhood and manhood – filmed across twenty years in one of the most embattled corners of the globe.

When the filmmakers first meet Mir, he is a mischievous boy of eight. Now he is 27 years old, with children of his own – and a fledgling career as a news cameraman.

Mir lived through 9/11, when his homeland became ground zero in the war on terror. He has subsequently lived through the unsuccessful war against the Taliban – who have now regained power.

He has never lived in a nation at peace.

Mir and his family form a portrait of embattled Afghanistan that no other film has ever captured. War, politics, poverty, and heartbreak – all seen from the level of a child frolicking in a muddy, bullet-laden pool, playing soccer on a dirt pitch and forgoing school to work to support his family.

The innocence and optimism of Mir contrasts with contemporary news footage. After more than a trillion dollars spent by 40 countries, and countless lives lost, was the cost worth it – for Mir and the world? The film lets the viewer decide.

‘A remarkable, moving, and gripping film told with great intimacy’ Film Week

‘An emotionally gripping film about a boy becoming a man amidst Afghanistan's war’ ★★★★ Movie Blogger

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