Buzkashi Boys (Pesaran-e-Buzkashi)

 

Year: 2011
Country: AFGHANISTAN, USA
Run Time: 28 minutes

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 tells the compelling coming of age story of two best friends, a charismatic street urchin and a defiant blacksmith's son, who struggle to realize their dreams as they make their way to manhood in one of the most war-torn countries on Earth. Shot on location in Kabul city by an alliance of Afghan and international film makers, Buzkashi Boys is a heart-rending look at the life that continues beyond the headlines of war in Afghanistan.

Shorts Program
Independent Shorts Program 5

Director
Sam French

Producer
Ariel Nasr

Screenwriting
Sam French, Martin Roe

Cinematography
Duraid Munajim

Editing
Nels Bangerter

Principal Cast
Fawad Mohammadi, Jawanmard Paiz, Wali Talash

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