The Boston Springs A Fethival season for 2019 continues, and the weekly Belmont World Film series has another screening this evening
Running on Mondays through April 29, BWF’s annual series spotlights critically acclaimed films from around the world, many making their local premieres during the series.
This week’s film is the Australian drama “Jirga” from director Benjamin Gilmour. Here’s the write up from the official series website:
A modern morality tale about a former Australian soldier who returns to Afghanistan to seek forgiveness from the family of a civilian man he accidentally killed during the war. He puts his life in the hands of the village justice system – the Jirga or traditional assembly, part of the non-written, age-old Afghan ethical code of honor. Filmed under extreme circumstances in dangerous locations inside Kandahar with assistance from the local people of Afghanistan. Australia’s Oscar submission for Best Foreign Language Film.
The film is co-sponsored by the Australian Consulate-General in NYC. The film is in Pustito with English subtitles. The guest speaker is the director, who will appear via Skype in a conversation moderated by Zahra Lotfi, a Middle Eastern studies scholar originally from Afghanistan.
For more information on the series and to purchase tickets to this and the other fine films in the series, click the link to visit the Belmont World Film official website.