SON OF A LION

SYNOPSIS

Sher Alam Afridi and his son Niaz live in the wild passes of the North West Frontier Province of Pakistan on the border with Afghanistan. Niaz never knew his mother as she died when he was an infant, leaving Sher Alam his sole parent. Like most men in the village of Darra, Sher Alam has a workshop making weapons, ranging from small arms to the ubiquitous AK47. He expects that one day Niaz will take over the family business, just as he did from his own father.

Niaz is 11 years old and works each day with Sher Alam in the workshop, learning his trade and running errands. But Niaz is bored with the daily routine and doesn’t have an affinity with his father’s craft. His uncle Baktiyar who lives in the local capital Peshawar has been talking about Niaz enrolling in school for years and that is what Niaz also wants, but Sher Alam is vehemently opposed to the idea. What was good enough for Sher Alam and his father before him is surely good enough for Niaz.



YEAR

2007

DURATION

92 Mins

GENRE

Australian New Wave

LANGUAGE

English

COUNTRY

Australia

DIRECTOR & WRITER

Benjamin Gilmour    

PRODUCERS

Carolyn Johnson

CAST

Baktiyar Ahmed Afridi
Niaz Khan Shinwari
Sher Alam Miskeen Ustad

ADDITIONAL CREDITS

Co-Producer Benjamin Gilmour
Co-Producer Jeff McDonald
Executive Producer Hayat Khan Shinwari (Hayat Shinwari)
Cinematographer Haroon John (John Haroon)
Editor Alison McSkimming Croft (Alison Croft)
Cinematographer Benjamin Gilmour
Composer Amanda Brown