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Sons of Haji Omar ONF/NFB


Catalogue Number:  NFB520809
Producer:  National Film Board of Canada
Producers:  Michael McKennirey, Dennis Sawyer, Don Hopkins, Douglas MacDonald
Directors:  David Newman
Producing Agencies:  National Film Board of Canada (Montreal)
Subject:  Documentary, First Nations Studies, Global Studies, Indigenous Issues, Indigenous Peoples, Social Issues
Language:  English
Country Of Origin:  Canada
Copyright Year:  1978
Running Time:  58m 10s


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Portrait of a vanishing way of life. We join a group of Pashtoon nomads as they lead their flocks from the lowlands of Afghanistan into the high mountains of the Hindu Kush. Filmed over a period of twelve months, it is a record of life at the spring lambing camp, the activities at Narim Bazaar, where the caravan stocks up for the long trek, and the slow ascent to the summer grazing grounds. The film ends with scenes of the fierce Buskashi games, when the nomads are back in their winter home.

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