The stars of the film Jawanmard Paiz (l) and Fawad Mohammad
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Oscar hopes for young Afghan stars of Buzkashi Boys

A short film from Afghanistan, with a budget of about $4,000 is in the running for an Academy Award at Sunday night's Oscar ceremony.

The film, called Buzkashi Boys, is part of a new initiative to help get filmmaking off the ground in the war-torn country.

Karen Allen in Kabul and Alastair Leithead in Los Angles report on story of the two young stars of the film and their long journey to Hollywood.

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