Auckland Film Premiere of:
The Great Game: 30,000 Miles Across Central Asia
The Great Game is thought-provoking, funny and inspirational film. Jon Beardmore’s infectious optimism and can-do attitude open up a part of the world wrongly written off as too remote, too forbidding or too damned dangerous. If this documentary doesn’t make you want to go and see for yourself what’s out there then you don’t deserve a passport. - Mark C
The Auckland premiere to celebrate an epic journey of 30,000 miles, which has taken 5 years to bring to your screens. 100% of profits from the film and this exclusive event are going to Afghan Connection, a charity supporting education and cricket in Afghanistan.
Event: Auckland Film Premiere of: The Great Game: 30,000 Miles Across Central Asia
Doors open from 18:00.
Film Starts at 19:30
Your ticket price includes:
- introduction of the film from the director Jon Beardmore
- the exclusive private Auckland premiere screening of the film
- Q&A with director after the screening
- tickets are strictly limited
The story of the film originated from my first trip to Afghanistan in 2009. As a member of the first cricket team to tour Afghanistan and play the Afghanistan national side in Kabul. First hand I witnessed the positive nature of the Afghan people and the power of sport to bring change to a challenging part of the world. I knew immediately that after this trip I would return one day.
Afghan Connection played a pivotal role behind the scenes to enable the 2009 trip to occur. It was this connection along with the wonderful work they do in Afghanistan, both in education and cricket, that has inspired the charitable arm of The Great Game film project.
I fell in love with Afghanistan on my first visit. The second visit only strengthened those feelings. Once you get to know the real Afghanistan you will too.
– Jon Beardmore
100% of profits from this film are going to the charity Afghan Connection to support education and cricket in Afghanistan.
‘Jon, I am so impressed by your enthusiasm and energy and by your spirit and the joy you obviously brought to so many on your journey. You are an inspiration. I also love the way you are challenging perspectives of areas of the world on which people have made huge assumptions and yet know very little.’
– Dr Sarah Fane MBChB – CEO & Founder of Afghan Connection
Learn more about The Great Game Expedition
Check out The Great Game - Official Trailer
• Youtube: https://youtu.be/jUlenWQM0bk
• Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/138119893