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Canadian producer Ariel Nasr is suiting up for Oscar

Ariel NasrMontreal producer Ariel Nasr's movie Buzkashi Boys is up for best live-action short film at the Oscars.

Filmed in Kabul, the movie follows the lives of two best friends who struggle to achieve their dreams in a war-torn country. The two boys dream to be part of Afghanistan's National sport of Buzkashi, a brutal game of horse polo played with a dead goat.

The movie Buzkashi Boys goes beyond headlines of war in Afghanistan and dresses a human portrait of the essence of childhood. Ariel Nasr is currently in Los Angeles where he is getting ready for Hollywood's biggest event along with the two stars of his movie who came in from Afghanistan for the ceremony. We reached him by phone yesterday morning.

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