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Afghan short film in Oscar contention

Afghan short film in Oscar contention

Posted 22 February 2013, 22:34 AEST

It's Hollywood's much-tauted "night of nights" - and while the Academy Awards A-List dust off their best frocks and suits for Sunday's Oscars, two Afghani teenagers will be amongst their number making cinematic history.

 

Billed as a coming of age story, Fawad Mohammadi and Jawan Paiz are the young stars of the Oscar nominated short film "Buzkashi Boys".
 
Both are in LA for the awards ceremony, along with the film's director, Sam French.
 
Fawad Mohammadi told Tracee Hutchison he is proud to show the world the real Afghanistan.
 
Presenter: Tracee Hutchison
Speakers: Afghan actor, Fawad Mohammadi and Sam French, Director of Buzkashi Boys

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