Jirga

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. 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 is screening in US cinemas in August. Now available in Australia on Stan and to own on DVD.

www.jirgafilm.com

Rich and contemplative.

The Guardian

Bracingly original, feels alarmingly real.

MovieDoc

Visually stunning.

FilmBerg

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Paramedico

Paramédico is a film about ambulance workers in four very different parts of the world, unmasking the ‘heroes’ to the realm of crisis. This rare and candid look at the secret lives of paramedics features some of the characters in Paramedico – the book, including Mohammed Azam in Pakistan, Mitzi Rodriguez in Mexico, Manuela Sylvestri in Venice and Tippy Lee in Hawaii.

www.paramedico.com.au

Raw, invigorating and joyous.
Variety

Pulsates with adrenalin and indisputable authenticity.
Sydney Morning Herald

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Son of a Lion

In the tribal areas of Pakistan lies a town where the local industry is the handcrafting of firearms. It has been this way for more than a hundred years. Eleven-year-old Niaz Afridi works with his father Sher Alam, learning how to make and test weapons. Sher Alam expects his only son to follow the tradition, but Niaz has different ideas. ‘Son of a Lion’ was selected for the prestigious Berlinale Film Festival in 2007 and has since played in cinemas worldwide. Available on Amazon Uk & USA.

 

Son of a Lion packs emotional punch.
Richard Kuipers, Variety

Gilmour’s empathy with his collaborators makes you feel at home.
Sandra Hall, SMH

Narratively strong, character rich. An extraordinary film.

Margaret Pomeranz & David Stratton