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WINNER – Jirga
Director: Benjamin Gilmour
Producer: John Maynard
Screenwriter: Benjamin Gilmour
Starring: Sam Smith, Sher Alam Miskeen Ustad, Amir Shah Talash, Baheer Safi, Arzo Weda, Inan Khan
Made under extraordinary, and extremely dangerous, conditions, Jirga tells the emotional story of a former Australian soldier who travels to Afghanistan to seek forgiveness.
Three years after an Australian army helicopter raid on a small village led to the killing of an unarmed man, former Australian soldier Mike (Sam Smith) returns to Afghanistan to find the victim’s family. Doggedly, he sets off on a perilous journey over a terrain where both the Taliban and ISIS are active. Mike is determined to make amends and so puts his life in the hands of the Jirga – the village justice system.
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Director: Benjamin Gilmour Producer: John Maynard Screenwriter: Benjamin Gilmour Starring: Sam Smith, Sher Alam Miskeen Ustad, Amir …