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Alice Springs Cinema Film Festival – “Jirga”

October 20 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Every now and again someone makes a film in circumstances that are hard to believe. Jirga is one such.

Benjamin Gilmour, who made Son of a Lion, is a Sydney paramedic and filmmaker with a strange combination of talents: he’s very passionate about trying to make a better world; a little redemptive perhaps, being the son of an Anglican preacher, but crazy brave.

Maybe the paramedic work fuels that desire to patch up the world, because that’s what Jirga is: the story of an Australian soldier, played by Sam Smith, who goes back to a village in Afghanistan to atone for his sins. Three years earlier, he’d killed a man who stepped out of a doorway during a night raid. The man’s wife and son had dragged his lifeless body back into their house and the Australian soldiers moved on – except that Wheeler (Smith) can’t move on.

This film is part of the 2018 Alice Springs Cinemas Film Festival 19th-21st October.

Details

Date:
October 20
Time:
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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Website:
http://www.alicespringscinema.com.au/Movie/Jirga

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Alice Springs Cinema
Phone:
08 89532888
Email:
manager@alicespringscinema.com.au
Website:
http://alicespringscinema.com.au/

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Venue

Alice Springs Cinema
11 Todd St
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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Phone:
08 8953 2888
Website:
http://alicespringscinema.com.au/