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Australia / Pakistan, 2007 (MIFF 2008, Homegrown)

Director: Benjamin Gilmour


“Whatever you do you must think whether it brings good to the world.”

Shot entirely on location in Darra Adam Khel, a small village in Pakistan, Son of a Lion is an intergenerational drama between father and son.

Eleven-year-old Niaz, who wants nothing more than an education, struggles with his father, the main weapons supplier of the northwest frontier, who wants him to go into the family business of manufacturing guns by hand.

Gilmour's assured directorial debut marks him out as a talent to watch in the future.

Benjamin Gilmour, Carolyn Johnson, Hayat Shinwari & Niaz Shinwari are guests of the festival.

D Benjamin Gilmour P Carolyn Johnson S Benjamin Gilmour, Darra Adam Khel WS Fortissimo L Pashto w/English subtitles TD 35mm/2007/92mins

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