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Life lessons in Kabul for Oscar-bound actors

Young stars of Oscar-nominated Buzkashi Boys swapping harsh street life for bright lights of Hollywood.
Last Modified: 12 Jan 2013 17:50

A group of Afghan street children are heading to Hollywood after the film they starred in was nominated for an Oscar.

Buzkashi Boys is a coming of age story set in contemporary Afghanistan.

But the young actors must still scratch for a living on the harsh streets of the Afghan capital before heading to the bright lights of California.

Al Jazeera's Bernard Smith reports from Kabul.

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