Jirga is an emotional story of a former soldier seeking forgiveness directed by Benjamin Gilmour (Son of a Lion) and produced by John Maynard ( Sherpa, The Rehearsal, The Bank, Balibo, Romulus My Father)
Made under extraordinary, and extremely dangerous, conditions, Jirga tells the emotional story of a former Australian soldier who travels to Afghanistan to seek forgiveness.
Three years after an Australian army helicopter raid on a small village led to the killing of an unarmed man, former Australian soldier Mike (Sam Smith) returns to Afghanistan to find the victim’s family. Doggedly, he sets off on a perilous journey over a terrain where both the Taliban and ISIS are active. Mike is determined to make amends and so puts his life in the hands of the Jirga – the village justice system.
Jirga CinefestOZ Film Prize Finalist
Luna Palace Cinemas, Leederville are delighted to welcome director-author Benjamin Gilmour and lead actor Sam Smith for a special Q&A screening of their film Jirga on Thursday 27 September following the 6.30pm session at Luna Leederville. Tickets at normal cinema prices.
EXCLUSIVE SEASON STARTS FROM SEPTEMBER 27 AT LUNA LEEDERVILLE