These Birds Walk Pakistan, USA, 2013, 71 minutes Director: Omar Mullick, Bassam Tariq
Presented by Jawad Qureshi, Producer "Torn" the movie
Simultaneously heart-wrenching and life-affirming, These Birds Walk documents the struggles of Karachi street children and the samaritans looking out for them in this ethereal and inspirational story of resilience. Filmed over three years, it's the story of Omar who is living in a house for runaways; he has fled his home life for the dangerous streets of Karachi, trying to find a safe haven amidst the chaos of his country and his family. His life hangs on one critical question: where is home?
Wild Lilly The Netherlands, 2011, 15 minutes Director: Sanne Rovers
"My name is Lilly and I'm nine years old. I was born in the middle of the forest and I've lived there my whole life," opens the poetic film Wild Lilly. Lilly lives in a squatter community deep in the woods, with boundless freedom to roam around the bushes and build fires in the backyard. When the squat is closed down, Lilly has to say goodbye to her native ground and move to town. Can she rediscover her freedom in her new neighborhood?
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