The United Nations, One World and the British Embassy in Belgium present BAFTA nominee ‘My Childhood, My Country’.
Award-winning filmmakers Phil Grabsky and Shoaib Sharifi present the double BAFTA nominated documentary MY CHILDHOOD, MY COUNTRY – TWENTY YEARS IN AFGHANISTAN, a real-life epic of boyhood and manhood filmed across twenty years in one of the most embattled corners of the globe. When we first meet Mir, he is a boy of eight playing among the ruins of the Buddhas of Bamiyan in wartorn rural Afghanistan, treating the destruction around him as a wonderful playground. It is 2002 and in the aftermath of the attacks on the World Trade Centre, US troops have landed in Afghanistan, beginning a seemingly endless war in one of the world’s poorest countries. This intimate feature documentary follows Mir’s journey over the next two decades, telling a remarkably personal story of the poverty, destruction, aspiration and progress that colours Afghan life today.
The film will be followed by a panel discussion with:
- Phil Grabsky, Director of ‘My Childhood, My Country’
- Marianne Clark-Hattingh, Deputy Director of UNICEF Brussels
- Tomáš Kocián, Regional Director for the Middle East, People in Need
- Speaker from the British Embassy in Belgium (TBC)
- Moderated by Arni Snaevarr, UN Regional Information Centre, Nordic Desk
For more information about the 2022 Program for the One World Film Festival in Brussels, please click here.