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The Boy Who Plays On The Buddhas of Bamiyan

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  • Sun 15 Jul ’12, 1:00pm – 2:30pm
  • Sat 21 Jul ’12, 1:00pm – 2:30pm
  • Sun 22 Jul ’12, 1:00pm – 2:30pm
  • Sat 28 Jul ’12, 1:00pm – 2:30pm
  • Sun 29 Jul ’12, 1:00pm – 2:30pm
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The Nelson Provincial Museum, Cnr Hardy & Trafalgar Sts, Nelson


All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Free Admission

In 2001, the Taliban government of Afghanistan destroyed the Buddhas of Bamiyan, the world's tallest stone sculptures. By the summer of 2002, after the fall of the Taliban, more than 250 Afghans, most of them Hazara refugees, were living in caves beside the rubble. This film, organised chronologically over four seasons, follows a refugee family living there, including Mir, a smiling lad of eight. The landscape is stark, the winter is harsh, the refugees' stories are harrowing, Mir's school is crowded and ill equipped, helicopters move across the sky, and the roads carry mostly military vehicles, yet Mir's family hopes for a house and a bright future.

It is possible to watch a trailer of the movie and find more information at http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0398801/. The Museum has purchased the right to show this film from the local distributor, and this will happen each weekend. Seating is limited to 20 people each day.

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