Update: Buzkashi Boys has just been nominated for an Oscar for live action short film!
Below is the trailer of an intriguing new film about Afghanistan by American film maker Sam French:
He set out to change Western perceptions through film-making and decided to center his first project around the story of two young boys. One is a street beggar dreaming of a better life, the other, a young boy daring to walk beyond his blacksmith father’s footsteps.
French was particularly inspired by the children he met here, because just like their American counterparts who dream of growing up to basketball or football stars, they hope to become national buzkashi stars.
“We wanted to tell a story about two kids who have larger than life dreams. And show that even here, in a country wracked by war, the hope of a better life connects us all,” said French. “There are people here doing things and dreaming of things just like everyone else in the world.”