The director, Ben Gilmour, will introduce the film on the night, and will be available after the film for a Q & A with the audience.
~ Luke Buckmaster, The Guardian
A modern morality tale about a former Australian soldier, Mike, who returns to Afghanistan to find the family of a civilian he accidentally killed during the war. Seeking forgiveness, he puts his life in the hands of the village justice system – the Jirga.
"There are pared-down war films, opting for slow-burn over spectacle, and then there are wars films like Jirga, which are buoyed by a tremendous sense of restraint: so rich and contemplative; so reluctant to sensationalise or speculate."