Film looks to rekindle Afghan cinema

Buzkashi Boys, screened to critical acclaim abroad, aims to inspire new generation of filmmakers.

A new short film shot and produced in Afghanistan hopes to revive the nation’s cinema after it was stunted by a Taliban-era ban and a three-decade-long conflict.

Buzkashi Boys, a story of two Afghan boys coming-of-age in the Central Asian nation, was shot entirely on location in the Afghan capital.

The film has already been screened to critical acclaim in Italy, China, Canada and the US.

Featuring icons of Afghan culture like the national sport of buzkashi and prominent visual placement of the now destroyed Darul Aman palace, the film, being screened in Kabul for the first time, hopes to inspire a new generation of young Afghan filmmakers who will once again make original features in the nation.

Al Jazeera’s Jennifer Glasse reports from Kabul.

Source: Al Jazeera


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