OFFICIAL ENTRY – AUSTRALIA – BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM ACADEMY AWARDS® 2019
WINNER – AACTA (Australian Oscars) BEST INDEPENDENT FILM
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.
“A remarkable truthfulness shepherds Benjamin Gilmour’s tightly written and conscientiously produced drama “Jirga” as it renders an image of Afghanistan not as a ravaged battleground but as an arrestingly rich land.” — Los Angeles Times
“This movie is undeniably a remarkable achievement.” — New York Times
“Gilmour’s hypnotic landscape shots hammer home the vastness, beauty, and cruelty of nature.” — Film Threat
For more information visit the Jirga website.