AVAILABLE NOW ON DVD WITH BONUS EXTRAS
Following the international hit The Boy who Plays on the Buddhas of Bamiyan, THE BOY MIR tracks cheeky, enthusiastic Mir from a childish eight to a fully grown eighteen-year-old. This is a journey into early adulthood in one of the toughest places on earth and a journey that mirrors the vitally important story of Afghanistan.
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“The result is a film that is simplicity itself yet moving and revealing.”**** Derek Malcolm, Evening Standard
“This fascinating documentary spans a decade in the life of an irrepressible boy…a portrait of resilience and optimism of young.” **** Laurence Phelan, The Independent
“Fascinating…beautiful.”**** Ed Porter, Sunday Times
“Keenly observed and totally authentic, this is pioneering stuff.” Paul Bradshaw, Total Film
"The young hero stumbles into adulthood against the backdrop of war, making you laugh and breaking your heart in equal measure" Village Voice, New York.
"Mir gets under your skin in ways that are memorable and poignantly real" Gary Goldstein, LA Times
"An understanding of Afghan culture better than anything we've seen yet, it's well worth its ninety minute screen time, and a lot more" Jules Brenner, www.filmcritic.com.
"A fascinating peek at everyday rural Afghan life" Denis Harvey, Variety.
"Revealing, sobering, and memorable." Malcolm Lewis, New Internationalist