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Jirga (2018 Australia)

2019-04-21
7:00 pm

Director: Benjamin Gilmour
Starring:  Sam Smith, Mohammad Mosam, Kefayat Lag Humani
Genre: Drama, war
Duration: 78 mins

A modern morality tale about a former Australian soldier, Mike, who returns to Afghanistan to find the family of a civilian he accidentally killed during the war. Seeking forgiveness, he puts his life in the hands of the village justice system (the Jirga). Jirga has heavy questions on its mind, about the caveats we put around compassion and what pursuing forgiveness demands of ourselves and other people. How, as a soldier, do you apologise for sins committed during wartime? In what ways should victims and innocent parties respond?