Monday, March 7, 2011

Afghanistan Sam

“This is going to be awesome,” boomed the American director through his megaphone. The Afghan horsemen lined up on a muddy plain near the outskirts of Kabul boomed back, “Allahu Akbar!” as they punched the air. So began “Buzkashi Boys,” a US-funded film based on Afghanistan’s national sport. The film’s plot centres on two boys, a street urchin and the son of a blacksmith, as they follow their dream of becoming buzkashi riders. “I wanted to show the world that this is not just a country at war but full of people who have dreams and hopes like everywhere else,” - For the Oscars next year?

Buzkashi Boys Trailer from Charles Haine on Vimeo.