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The Boy Who Plays on the Buddhas of Bamiyan -- Filmed over the course of a year, this film follows the story of one nine-year-old boy, and his friends and neighbours, all of whom live in the caves beside the destroyed Buddhas of Bamiyan.

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Their battleground is his playground
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In 2001, the Taliban government of Afghanistan destroyed the Buddhas of Bamiyan, the world's tallest stone sculptures... See more » | Add synopsis »
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A very touching and different approach to a tragic situation See more (9 total) »

Directed by
Phil Grabsky 
 
Produced by
Amanda Wilkie .... producer
 
Original Music by
Dimitri Tchamouroff 
 
Cinematography by
Phil Grabsky 
 
Film Editing by
Phil Reynolds 
 
Editorial Department
Peter Lynch .... colorist
 

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  • NHK (2004) (Japan) (TV)

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USA:96 min
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4 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
A very touching and different approach to a tragic situation, 19 September 2006
Author: hendrix333 from United States

I loved this documentary. It was very touching and depicted the life of the young boy in a very real way. Showing us all that this innocent child still could smile and have dreams that there was still hope. The scenery was still beautiful even amongst the disaster that happened there. I enjoyed that there was no sound other than the voices of the people talking which made it more real. It takes a lot of guts to go out and film tragedy, poverty and devastation. This film makes you grateful that you are where you are and it gives you the strength to go on with your own "nothing" complaints when you see a small boy smiling and laughing and being grateful for what he does have. My hats off to those who had the courage to go out and catch a different view on a sad situation. I wish I could find that family and help them.

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