Undeniably India! 2017 (PCFF Shorts Collection)
Language: In English and Hindi (w/ English subtitles)
Multiple Film Types | 2015, 2016 | 66 min
Recommended for ages 10+ (Parental Guidance: Cultural differences regarding child rearing.)
PCFF receives many submissions from India every year. Our top picks give you a sense of the sights, sounds and especially the narratives of a country wonderfully rich with stories. From the countryside to the city streets, here are four stories featuring kids in a part of the world as beautiful as it is new to many of us.
Film lineup is subject to change without notice.
GAURAV AND THE KITES
In the village of Ghapayi, Punjab, many people make their living by constructing and selling kites. Twelve-year-old Gaurav is a kite builder and evolving designer. On the occasion of the great kite festival, Gaurav will finally fly his own uniquely-designed kite—with the whole village watching.
Germany, 2015 / Hindi w/English subtitles / André Hörmann / 25 min
CUP OF TEA
One way of getting a person’s attention is to steal their handbag. What may have started out looking like a crime evolves into a message of hope.
India, 2016 / Hindi w/English subtitles / Jitendra Rai / 3 min
BOOKSELLER FROM THE MOUNTAIN
Fourteen-year-old Sooraj unexpectedly wins a trip to the hill station of Mussoorie to meet the famous writer Ruskin Bond. What follows is a magical journey of self-discovery for Sooraj and his friends.
India, 2015 / English & Hindi w/English subtitles / Suhel Banerjee / 20 min
MYNA & ASTERIX
How does one teach the value of money to children? Twelve-year-old Myna strongly believes she ‘needs’ an XBox. However, a trip to her ancestral village in northeastern India helps her understand the difference between a ‘need’ and a ‘want’.
India, 2014 / English & Hindi w/English subtitles / Kenny Basuma / 20 min