In This World - 09/19
Synopsis: There are one million Afghan refugees living in Peshawar, just inside the Pakistani border. Many of them came here in October 2001, when the Americans began bombing their country. Jamal and Enayat are cousins. Jamal, the younger of the two, is an orphan; he lives in a refugee camp and spends his days working at a brickworks. Enayat sells electrical goods on his father's market stall. He is to be sent to England to have a shot at a better way of life.Thanks to his powers of persuasion and his knowledge of English, Jamal is allowed to accompany his cousin on his journey. After an initial attempt fails, they eventually manage to cross the border from Pakistan into Iran hidden on buses and lorries;from Teheran they travel through Kurd country on foot and over the mountains into Turkey.Theirs is an old smugglers'route; once part of the "Silk Road" it is still used to smuggle car parts, oil, opium and tobacco to the West.The two boys arrive in Istanbul, where a whole new world opens up before them.
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Runtime: 88 mins.
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