Premiere Event - Jirga
Busselton rolls out the red carpet for the WA Premiere of Jirga, in competition for the CinefestOZ Film Prize. Jirga is an emotional story of a former soldier seeking forgiveness. See the film's makers and talent walk the red carpet, along with the high profile Jury.
After settling in to enjoy the feature, it's time to celebrate at the Festival Hub. Relish delicious local food, served by the festival's superstar Movie Crew, on hand to ensure your night is an enjoyable one.
Pair this event with the In Conversation lunch at Eagle Bay Brewing Co the next day to learn more about the making of the film from the filmmakers and talent. Quench your film curiosity with fascinating insights, breathtaking views and delicious brews.
Please note: runtime includes screening and function; this film screens in multiple cinemas at the same time so please check your cinema number; the Film Prize Jury will view the screening in Cinema 1.
Made under extraordinary, and extremely dangerous, conditions, Jirga tells the emotional story of a former Australian soldier who travels to Afghanistan to seek forgiveness.
Three years after an Australian army helicopter raid on a small village led to the killing of an unarmed man, former Australian soldier Mike (Sam Smith) returns to Afghanistan to find the victim’s family. Doggedly, he sets off on a perilous journey over a terrain where both the Taliban and ISIS are active. Mike is determined to make amends and so puts his life in the hands of the Jirga – the village justice system.