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, directed by Benjamin Gilmour and produced by John Maynard, was the winner of the 2018 CinefestOZ $100,000 Film Prize, Australia’s greatest film prize. Congratulations to everyone involved in this terrific film!
Luna Palace Cinemas, Leederville are delighted to announce by popular demand an additional JIRGA Q&A screening with director-author Benjamin Gilmour and lead actor Sam Smith on Wednesday 26 September following the 6.30pm session at Luna Leederville. Hosted by Geraldine Mellet. Tickets on sale at normal cinema prices.
Please note the Jirga Q&A screening with director-author Benjamin Gilmour and lead actor Sam Smith on Thursday 27 September following the 6.30pm session at Luna Leederville, hosted by Christian Horgan is now SOLD OUT
EXCLUSIVE SEASON STARTS FROM SEPTEMBER 27 AT LUNA LEEDERVILLE
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Thursday, 27 September