Liberty Theatre | Camas WA | My Childhood, My Country: 20 Years in Afghanistan
My Childhood, My Country: 20 Years in Afghanistan () Release Date: October 16th, 2022
Runtime: N/A
Director: Phil Grabsky, Shoaib Sharifi
Genres: Documentary
Starring: Tony Blair, Lyse Doucet, Robert Gates, Hamid Karzai
From the team that brings you EXHIBITION ON SCREEN.

In 2014 director Richard Linklater released the Oscar-winning Boyhood – his fictional saga of growing up, filmed with the same cast across twelve years. Now award-winning filmmakers Phil Grabsky and Shoaib Sharifi release a real-life epic of boyhood and manhood – filmed across twenty years in one of the most embattled corners of the globe: the feature documentary MY CHILDHOOD, MY COUNTRY – 20 YEARS IN AFGHANISTAN.

“Look at the American planes!” shouts Mir – a mischievous boy of eight when the filmmakers meet him. Now he’s a man of 27 with children of his own – and a fledgling career as a news cameraman. He lived through 9/11, when his homeland became ground zero in the war on terror. He has subsequently lived through the unsuccessful war against the Taliban – who have now regained power.

He has never lived in a nation at peace.

This film begins in Kabul on 30th April 2018. A young Afghan cameraman hears an explosion. He grabs his camera and jumps on his moped to dash to the scene. En route, he remembers he has no card for his camera and makes a quick phone call. Two minutes later he returns to the streets.
Then – a second explosion. Nine Afghan journalists are killed. The young cameraman’s name is Mir. Is he among the victims?

BAFTA NOMINEE CRAFT – BEST PHOTOGRAPHY

WINNER – BEST DOCUMENTARY [Cologne Film Festival]

WINNER – BEST DOCUMENTARY [Valladolid Film Festival]

WINNER – BEST DOCUMENTARY [Tiburon International Film Festival]
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