Members Only FREE Movie: My Country, My Childhood, 20 Years in Afghanistan

  • Sun, Sep 25, 2022 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Harbor Theater

    185 Townsend Avenue
    Boothbay Harbor, Maine 04538
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Join us for this Members Only Movie Event on Sunday, Sept. 25, 7 p.m. with a wine and cheese reception starting at 6:30 p.m. Filmmaker Phil Grabsky will join us via video to introduce the film and speak about his special relationship with Mir as he grew from a boy into a man in war-ravaged Afghanistan. 

“Look at the American planes!” shouts Mir – a mischievous boy of eight when the filmmakers meet him. Now he’s a man of 27 with children of his own – and a fledgling career as a news cameraman. He lived through 9/11, when his homeland became ground zero in the war on terror. He has subsequently lived through the unsuccessful war against the Taliban – who have now regained power. Mir and his family form a portrait of embattled Afghanistan that no other film has ever captured. War, politics, poverty, and heartbreak – all seen from the level of a child frolicking in a muddy, bullet-laden pool, playing soccer on a dirt pitch, and forgoing school to work ploughing in the fields, collecting wood from mountain tops, or digging coal in perilous mines, all at subsistence wages to support his family. The innocence and optimism of Mir contrasts with carefully selected contemporary news footage that also offers sobering comments of leading soldiers, politicians, and journalists offering their own insights into what is going wrong and what is going right.

Date & Time

Sun, Sep 25, 2022 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Venue Details

Harbor Theater

185 Townsend Avenue
Boothbay Harbor, Maine 04538 Harbor Theater
Harbor Theater

Harbor Theater, located in Boothbay Harbor, Maine, is a non-profit movie house showing first-run releases, art and independent films, festival winners and classic revivals, plus "Meet the Director/Filmmaker Q & A sessions. ADA-mandated Audio Descriptive (AD) and Closed Caption (CC) devices available for the visually and hearing-impaired. Inquire at the concession stand.

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