Buzkashi Boys | Australian Premiere


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.

Screening with Kandahar.



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

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Price: Adult $18 | Concession $16
Screening At: Dendy Opera Quays
Date and Time: 6:30 PM | August 28, 2013
Original Title: Buzkashi Boys
Country: Afghanistan, United States
Language: Dari (English Subtitles)
Year: 2012
Runtime: 29 min

Director: Sam French
Producer: Ariel Nasr

Fawad Mohammadi, Jawanmard Paiz, Wali Talash

Director - Sam French

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. In 2011, Sam directed “Buzkashi Boys,” one of the first narrative fiction …Read More

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