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Jirga

In this bracingly raw film about vindication and grace, an Australian ex-soldier goes to Afghanistan to seek absolution from the family of a civilian.

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Jirga

Drama

In this bracingly raw film about vindication and grace, an Australian ex-soldier goes to Afghanistan to seek absolution from the family of a civilian he had killed in the war. And it will be the 10 year old son of the deceased who will decide his fate.

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  • Benjamin Gilmour
  • Sam Smith
    Sher Alam Miskeen Ustad
    Amir Shah Talash
  • Australia
  • English
    Pashto
  • 2018

Accolades

Australian Academy of Cinema and Televison Arts (AACTA) Awards, 2018

Best Indie Film

Critics

Variety

"...fascinating debut film..."

The Guardian

"...contemplative war film with a powerful sense of purpose…"

Trivia

"Jirga" was chosen as Australia's submission for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film for the 91st Academy Awards, but it was not nominated.

“Jirga” means “a tribal council” in the film’s predominant Pashto language.