As he chased the ball, Jamal never dreamt that he wouldn't return home from his game of cricket. Don't miss this Oscar-nominated film today!
This evening, Films Anonymous presents the screening of this year's Oscar nominated short film, Little Terrorist, at the Taj Banjara.
Little Terrorist is the story of Jamal, a 10-year-old Muslim Pakistani, who mistakenly crosses the border between India and Pakistan. He finds an unusual ally in a Hindu Brahmin, Bhola. Indian soldiers descend on Bhola's village, searching for the 'terrorist' who crossed over.
Bhola's niece Rani insists they can't let a Muslim into their Hindu home. With Bhola and Rani grappling with the consequences of harboring a Pakistani and their deep-set prejudice against Muslims, Jamal's only hope is in humanity and values shared by both the nations.
Little Terrorist is based on a true story: In early 2003, a 12-year-old Pakistani boy crossed the Indo-Pak border by mistake. The then Indian Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, amidst PR fanfare, restored the boy to his family in Pakistan, kicking off the thaw in tensions between these two nuclear countries who came so close to war less than a year earlier.
The screening of the film will be followed by an interactive session with the writer-director Ashwin Kumar.
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