Making 'The Boy Mir'

01 November 2011

by Shoaib Sharifi

Journalist, Shoaib Sharifi, talks about filming an Afghan youth over the last decade

The award winning film "The Boy Mir" follows the progress of an eight year old boy and his family during the tumultuous decade which followed the 2001 international intervention in Afghanistan.

Director  Phil Grabsky and Afghan journalist Shoaib Sharifi travelled to Afghanistan to record different stages in Mir's life.  

They show how the young boy's dreams and ambitions are shattered as he is forced to abandon school to become the main breadwinner for his impoverished family.   Shoaib Sharifi talks to BAAG about the making the the film 'The Boy Mir', which follows the fortunes of  and problems faced by rural communities in accessing education. 

Listen to the interview