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.