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Son of a Lion (Benjamin Gilmour, 2007) wr. Benjamin Gilmour, dp Benjamin Gilmour; Niaz Khan Shinwari, Baktiyar Ahmed Afridi, Mubasir Afridi; war-related drama, Pakistan; 92 min.

Son of a Lion is a 2007 Australian-Pakistani drama film set in Darra Adam Khel, in Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province. The film tells the story of Niaz Afridi (Niaz Khan Shinwari), a Pashtun boy who wants to go to school instead of carrying on the family business of manufacturing firearms. The director, Benjamin Gilmour, is an Australian former paramedic; Son of a Lion is his first film. It was filmed in the area around Darra with the cooperation of local residents. The actors are local non-professionals and much of the dialogue is improvised. It has received generally positive reviews. The film is in Pashto with English subtitles.

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