NEW YORK PREMIERE Khaiber Akbarzada is on the verge of becoming Afghanistan’s champion of buzkashi, the popular national sport where men on horseback compete for control of a goat carcass. The looming exit of U.S. forces from the country puts the buzkashi superstar at risk as his prominent status makes him a target for the Taliban regime. Haunted by his own history of family tragedy, Akbarzada must make a critical decision about his future as massive change sweeps the nation. – Brandon Harrison
The first screening will be followed by a Q&A with co-directors Jason Motlagh and Mark Oltmanns.
All in-person screening venues provide sound amplification headphones upon request with venue management. IFC Center can also provide a T-Coil loop for compatible devices.