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George Gittoes
– Love City Jalalabad

Discover the work of Australian artist and filmmaker and 2015 Sydney Peace Prize winner, George Gittoes, who examines the effects of injustice and global conflict.

MCA presents the Sydney premiere of Gittoes’ new documentary Snow Monkey (2015), produced out of the Yellow House in Jalalabad, Afghanistan. This is the third in a trilogy of films under the title of What the World Needs Now that also includes Love City, Jalalabad (2013) and Miscreants of Taliwood (2009), both also showing in this special, limited season of screenings.

Sun 15 Nov, 2pm
Public Screening
Level 2, Veolia Lecture Theatre
FREE, Booking recommended

Love City Jalalabad

98 mins.
Rated 18 +
Languages: English, Pushto
A wild and funny documentary, Love City Jalalabad follows a local group of struggling actors attempt to take their Cinema Circus to the notoriously militant Tora Bora Mountains to declare LOVE and ART on Jalalabad, Afghanistan. Along the way, a 19 year old actor becomes the first female director of a Pashtun film; a 9 year old girl, Medina, becomes a movie star and a young actor tries to use his art to convince the family of the girl he loves, to agree to their wedding. Regularly the group encounters the forces of darkness, corruption and ignorance, but their optimism and alternative means of bringing peace and social change sees them safely through.

WARNING: contains scenes of graphic violence that may offend.

Best Documentary, Winter Film Awards Indie Film Festival, New York, 2015
Most Socially Relevant, Winter Film Awards Indie Film Festival, New York, 2015
Finalist, Foxtel Australian Documentary Prize, Sydney Film Festival, 2013

Director: George Gittoes
Writers: George Gittoes, Torstein Grude
Music Director: Hellen Rose
Producers: Torstein Grude, Lizzette Atkins
Editor: Nick Meyers

Image: George Gittoes, Love City, Jalalabad (still), 2013

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– When

15 November 2015, 2:00-3:38pm

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