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Sons of Haji Omar

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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.

1978, 58 min 22 s