Nominated for an Oscar!
The Afghan Film Project is honored to announce the Oscar ™ nomination of the half-hour film Buzkashi Boys, directed by Sam French and produced by Ariel Nasr, announced this morning by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences at 5:30 AM Pacific time. Buzkashi Boys, which received a nomination in the live action short film category, was written by Sam French and Martin Desmond Roe, and produced through the non-profit NGO, Afghan Film Project, in association with Dirty Robber, an L.A.-based production company. Starring 12-year-old Afghan actor Fawad Mohammadi in his debut film role, Buzkashi Boys tells the coming of age story of two best friends growing up in the war-torn streets of Kabul, Afghanistan.
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