The Boy Mir: Ten Years in Afghanistan
British film-maker Phil Grabsky travelled to central Afghanistan a few months after the fall of the Taliban. His aim was to produce a cinema film that would explore the lives of ordinary Afghans. One young boy caught the film-maker's eye. Mir is ever-optimistic; a smile always on his face. He is cheeky, inquisitive and full of humour. And yet, when the film starts he is living on bread and water, and owns nothing - not one toy or book. Following the first film, the international hit The Boy who Plays on the Buddhas of Bamiyan, this new major film The Boy Mir covers not just one year but ten. It tracks the irrepressible and lovable Mir from a naive 8-year-old to a fully grown adult. Over this decade, it not only is a journey that follows Mir as he journeys into early adulthood in one of the toughest places on earth but it a film that is unmatched in mirroring and revealing the vitally important story of modern Afghanistan.
PG Contains adult themes.