Director: Phil Grabsky, Shoaib Sharifi
Language: VOSE | VOSC
My Childhood, My Country: 20 Years in Afghanistan follows the journey of Mir Hussain, who grew up in a war-torn land. In the beginning, he is an eight-year-old boy playing among the ruins of the Buddhas of Bamiyan in rural Afghanistan. In 2002, U.S. troops land in Afghanistan, beginning a seemingly endless war in one of the world’s poorest countries. This intimate documentary traces the two decades of a conflict that has never ended. Beginning on September 11, 2001, My Childhood, My Country: 20 Years in Afghanistan is a unique review of a personal life and the life of a nation, where 40 countries have invested more than a trillion dollars and more than 150,000 lives have been lost. Was it worth the effort to be now back at the beginning?
Award-winning filmmakers Phil Grabsky and Shoaib Sharifi present a real-life epic of childhood and coming-of-age, shot over twenty years in one of the most threatened corners of the world. My Childhood, My Country: 20 Years in Afghanistan is reminiscent of another great title, Boyhood, by director Richard Linklater, shot over the course of twelve years with the same cast.