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Snow Monkey, Winner of Salem Film Fest 2017 Special Jury Award 
Filmmaker Spotlight: Catching up with SFF Alum George Gittoes 

Salem Film Fest, Feb 2017

‘Snow Monkey’ director talks about filmmaking, and the time the Taliban came calling 

Boston Globe, March 02, 2017

Screen Daily Review of Snow Monkey 
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Snow Monkey Reviewed by Screen Daily 
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A street-level view of young lives lived under unrelenting siege.

Snow Monkey IDFA Premiere 
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Snow Monkey is doing so well at IDFA and we could not be more thrilled to be here! Check out some pics from our premiere! 

IDFA line up released 
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We are so excited to be a part of the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam! The full line up has been released, click here to see the list of amazing documentaries screening at the festival.

Inside the Film School for Women and Children in War-Torn Afghanistan 
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Check out this interview and watch the Snow Monkey trailer, exclusive to Vice! Snow Monkey Trailer & Interview – Vice 

Snow Monkey in competition at IDFA 
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We are proud to announce that Snow Monkey is in competition at the prestigious IDFA (International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam) in November. This is the biggest Documentary Film Festival in the world and we could not be more thrilled! For information on the festival please visit the IDFA website

What the World Needs Now – MCA 
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Snow Monkey is set for its Sydney premiere at the MCA, Circular Quay this Thursday 19th November at 6pm. “Discover the work of Australian artist and filmmaker and 2015 Sydney Peace Prize winner, George Gittoes, who examines the effects of injustice and global conflict. MCA presents the Sydney premiere of Gittoes’ new documentary Snow Monkey (2015), produced out […]

West Coast Sentenial: George Gittoes’ Afghanistan film Snow Monkey is overlong but fascinating 

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George Gittoes’ Snow Monkey shows the other face of Afghanistan 
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Snow Monkey to premiere at Melbourne International Film Festival 
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Love City, Jalalabad wins at 2015 Winter Film Awards Indie Film Festival, NYC 

Notorious Action Artist/Filmmaker George Gittoes and his partner Singer/Performance Artist Hellen Rose team up

Rampage 

Rampage is another Gittoes journey into the forbidden zones.

The Miscreants of Taliwood 

George Gittoes travels to Terror Central in Pakistan, where he decides to shoot a local Pashto telie film right under the nose of the Taliban’s anti-entertainment forces.

Snow Monkey 

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Guy Faulks in Jalalabad 
Talibs come to see the circus 

We pitched the tent in a Taliban Village at Tora Bora. As the day moved on we had some real Talibs visit. Usually there was one that knew one of us. In this photo the guy in the green  on my left is someone I have gotten to know over the last year or so. I […]

Head of the Village and GG 

This is the village chief at Tora Bora. He only let us do the Cinema Circus because I has spontaneously helped one of his people some time ago who needed to go to hospital. The man was dying and I let them have my car. The mercy trip saved the villager’s life. These chiefs are wise […]

Road to Tora Bora 

We made it to Tora Bora in our blue Russian Truck today. The circus tent was in the back and we put it up in a village with 200 small children who were fascinated by my monkey Dali. The landscape on the way to the village is like the moon …. but all round river […]

Edit suite in Yellow house with V masks 

Here is our edit suite in the basement of the YH. I am sitting with Neha and Nooraha who are both 19 year old directors and this is where they are constructing the footage from their dramas.  The walls are covered in posters from movies by our group, Buraq Films and V for Vendetta masks […]