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Son of a Lion Screening at Riverside Theatres

October 7, 2013




Screen Café Presents Son of a Lion, a Documentary by Benjamin Gilmour

  • Monday 7 October 2013 at 7pm
  • Riverside Theatres

Son of a Lion is a remarkable tale of an apprentice gunsmith told by an Australian film-maker and Pakistani villagers, and comes to Riverside Theatres on Monday 7 October 2013.

The lion of Benjamin Gilmour’s film title is an old Afghan who was once a mujahideen and won’t let anyone forget it – his son, least of all.

Now he’s a gunsmith in a Pakistan town on the North-West Frontier and his 11-year-old boy, Niaz, is his reluctant apprentice. He spends his days patiently mastering the intricacies of his father’s AK-47s when he would much rather be at school learning to read and write. He is not interested in following in his father’s footsteps by becoming a gun maker, he wants an education.

Son of a Lion is a remarkable yet unassuming film, made by Gilmour, an Australian film-making novice, under the most trying conditions. Working without a permit in a Pashtun tribal area where film is seen by many as a suspect medium, he filmed with a small digital camera and disguised himself as a Pashtun.

Son of a Lion
Riverside Theatres, Cnr Church & Market Sts, Parramatta
Date& Time: Monday 7 October at 7pm
Tickets: Members $7, Non-Members $12*
Bookings: Riverside Box Office on 8839 3399 or www.riversideparramatta.com.au

*transaction fees apply


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