Lead actor Amir Shah Talash to discuss film following CineCulture screening of ‘Jirga’

"Jirga" movie poster

Lead actor and producer Amir Shah Talash and actor Sam Smith will lead a discussion following a free screening of their film “Jirga” at 5:30 p.m., Friday, Nov. 8 at the Peters Education Center Auditorium (next to the Save-Mart Center in the Student Recreation Center Building).

Directed by Australian filmmaker Benjamin Gilmour, Jirga is a touching modern morality tale about a former Australian soldier, Mike, who returns to Afghanistan to find and confront the family of a civilian he accidentally killed during the war. Seeking forgiveness, he puts his life in the hands of the traditional village justice system – the Jirga.

The film is in Pushto and English with English subtitles. Parking is free after 4 p.m. on Fridays with no permit necessary in lots P3 or P2.

The screening is sponsored by the College of Arts and Humanities, Criminology Department: Victimology Option, Alliance for Medical Outreach and Relief (AMOR), Fresno Based Afghans, San Joaquin College of Law and Dr. Mehdi Ghajar.

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The College of Arts and Humanities provides a diverse student population with the communication skills, humanistic values and cultural awareness that form the foundation of scholarship. The college offers intellectual and artistic programs that engage students and faculty and the community in collaboration, dialog and discovery. These programs help preserve, illuminate and nourish the arts and humanities for the campus and for the wider community.

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