Warrior Poets: Guns, Movie-Making and the Wild West of Pakistan

Warrior Poets Guns Movie Making and the Wild West of Pakistan On a journey through the remote North West Frontier of Pakistan Australian Benjamin Gilmour discovered an astonishing culture one of strong beliefs and a suspicion of outsiders a love of Hollywood f

  • Title: Warrior Poets: Guns, Movie-Making and the Wild West of Pakistan
  • Author: Benjamin Gilmour
  • ISBN: 9781741962048
  • Page: 326
  • Format: Paperback
  • On a journey through the remote North West Frontier of Pakistan, Australian Benjamin Gilmour discovered an astonishing culture one of strong beliefs and a suspicion of outsiders, a love of Hollywood films and an obsession with making guns With unstoppable determination, Benjamin decided to return a year later to make a movie about those tribal regions despite the faOn a journey through the remote North West Frontier of Pakistan, Australian Benjamin Gilmour discovered an astonishing culture one of strong beliefs and a suspicion of outsiders, a love of Hollywood films and an obsession with making guns With unstoppable determination, Benjamin decided to return a year later to make a movie about those tribal regions despite the fact that he had never actually made a film before and that it was illegal and extremely dangerous for him to do so Warrior Poets is a riveting memoir about Benjamin s journeys to Pakistan and the making of the film.

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    1. This book is the back story to, and the story of the making of the movie 'Son of a Lion', which won moderate fame (albeit mostly in Australia) featuring at the Belgium Film Festival, picking up a 'Film Critics Circle of Australia Award' and an 'Inside Film Award'.On a visit to Darra Adam Khel, in Pakistan, Australian film maker (so not really until he made his film) Benjamin Gilmour wanted to make a film that would combat negative Western perceptions of Pashtuns and Muslims following the 11 Sept [...]

    2. Well thank you Wilma for giving me this book. I started to read it put it down, left it a week or two picked it up again, persevered then somewhere it turned a corner, for an ambulance driver turned director, cameraman not to mention major risk taker.From Sharon Stone to Darra Adam Khel poor Sharon comes a distant second to the people of the NWFPThe picture he painted of the country, the people the politics the deceit that our own governments are involved in. It brings to life that Latin phrase [...]

    3. I enjoyed this book because I have a strong interest in Pakistan. Its really nicely written and give an illuminating insight into life in remote Pakistan. You can also see the film Son of a Lion, which again demonstrates life in these sparse and remote areas. Definitely worth reading.

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