From an episode of Breakfasters
Benjamin Gilmour and Sam Smith Discuss Jirga on Breakfasters
Jirga tells the story of a former Australian soldier who returns to Afghanistan seeking clemency from the family of an innocent civilian he killed during combat. Director Benjamin Gilmour and actor Sam Smith joined Breakfasters to discuss the complicated process of shooting Jirga on location in rural Afghanistan. They also discussed how the film is able to humanise even the most destructive aspects of the Afghanistan conflict such as the Taliban and state-sanctioned violence. Jirga opens in theatres this Thursday.