Screening – The Boy Mir: Ten Years in Afghanistan

Screening October 31, 2011 7:00 PM

Travelling to central Afghanistan within a few months after the fall of the Taliban, filmmaker Phil Grabsky met one young 8-year-old boy, Mir, living in the recently destroyed stone Buddhas of Bamiyan. Following Mir through the subsequent ten years of his life, The Boy Mir is a unique and highly personal perspective on the human experience and toll of the war in Afghanistan over the last decade.

Beginning in 2002, we see Mir progress through his childhood, into teenage life and early adulthood. Through Mir’s development we gain a greater understanding felt by young Afghans, both culturally and politically.

Both poignant and humourous, The Boy Mir takes us into the every day life of this Afghan family during a crucial, and defining, point in Afghanistan most recent history.

Directed by Phil Grabsky
90 mins