Artists' Television Access

An evening of Films and discussion on Education in India

Thursday, April 4, 2013, 7:00 pm, $8

Kunjot_jpg_610x343_crop_upscale_q85AIF (American India Foundation) in collaboration with 3rd i Films present two short films followed by discussion:

Films: ‘‘Lucky’‘directed by Avie Luthra and,  ‘‘Kujo’’, directed by  Terrie Samundra , (more info bellow).

Lucky, directed by Avie Luthra, 20min ( UK/South Africa )

Lucky is an AIDS orphan desperate to leave his rural Zulu village in South Africa for the bright lights of Durban and also to get an education there. He is full of excitement and hope but Lucky has to learn about life the hard way, not through school or education but through an unlikely bond with a prejudiced Indian elderly women.

*Lucky has won 43 international film festival awards and was shortlisted for an Oscar.

Kunjo, directed by Terrie Samundra, 25min (US/India)
Forced to work to support her family, Kunjo, a 12 year old refugee, spends her days begging on the streets. When an unlikely friendship blossoms with Preeta, an educated school girl from a higher caste, Kunjo reveals her secret passion for storytelling. Faced with betrayal and the complexity of an unconventional friendship, will Kunjo stand up for herself or submit to her place in society?
*Winner Best Narrative Short, Athens International Film Festival.


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