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Buzkashi Boys (Pesaran-e-Buzkashi)

MIA Exhibition Series – presented by DFI

للترجمة العربية اضغط على

/ Short Narrative / Afghanistan / 2012 / 29 min / Colour / DCP
In Dari / Arabic, English subtitles
Gulf Premiere
Rated: Parental guidance is advised. Some material may be inappropriate for young children.


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To purchase a combined ticket for both ‘Buzkashi Boys’ and ‘SKATEISTAN – Four Wheels and a Board in Kabul’ click here

For interested patrons who wish to attend the short only, ‘Buzkashi Boys’ tickets will be available for purchase on a limited basis in person only at the Museum of Islamic Art Ticket Outlet. For Ticket Outlet location and timing information click here.

Nominated for the Academy Award for Best Short Film, 'Buzkashi Boys' is set against the dramatic landscape of contemporary Afghanistan and the national sport of buzkashi – a brutal game of polo played with a dead goat – ‘Buzkashi Boys’ is a groundbreaking film about two best friends, a charismatic street urchin and a defiant blacksmith's son, who strive to realise their dreams as they make their way to manhood in one of the most war-torn countries on Earth. Shot entirely on location in Kabul by an alliance of Afghan and international filmmakers, ‘Buzkashi Boys’ is a heartrending look at the life that goes on beyond the headlines of war in Afghanistan.

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