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The Boy Who Plays on the Buddhas of Bamiyan

In March 2001 the ruling Taliban destroyed Afghanistan's 1600-year-old Buddhas of Bamiyan, once considered the world's most remarkable representations of the Buddha. The ruins are now home to hundreds of refugees including eight-year-old Mir Hussain, a bright, energetic boy trying to survive in a country in turmoil. Director Phil Grabsky perfectly captures the joys and innocence of childhood, poverty and starvation, political uncertainty and the realities of refugee life in hostile terrain.

Year: 2003
Genre: Documentaries, Film Festivals 2005, General Docos, Political Docos
Country: UK
Director: Phil Grabsky
Duration: 96 Minutes
Rating: PG
7.6/10
Location in store: Documentary (General)

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