The film is about a 14-year-old boy whose father was killed by ISIL, forcing him to abandon school [Al Jazeera]

The Al Jazeera English Online unit AJ Shorts was honoured alongside fellow awards winners from The New York Times, Reuters, BBC, Washington Post and leading East Asian news outlets at this year’s Human Rights Press Awards ceremony in Hong Kong.

The AJ Shorts digital documentary, Growing up too Fast in Afghanistanwon in the Short Video (English) category, which was announced at the event on May 16. The film is the first-person narrative of a 14-year-old boy, Khudai, whose father was killed by Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS, ISIL), forcing him to abandon school and take odd jobs to ensure the survival of his mother

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