These Birds Walk

SATURDAY, March 15, 2014 - Chilmark School


Dirs. Omar Mullick and Bassam Tariq
Documentary | Pakistan / U.S.A. | 2013 | 71 min.
In Urdu, with English subtitles

Here’s a side of Pakistan you may not have seen—and a film not about the Taliban. In this stunning observational documentary, filmed in the capital city of Karachi, a run­away boy’s life hangs on one crit­i­cal ques­tion: where is home? The streets, an orphan­age, or with the fam­ily he fled in the first place? Simul­ta­ne­ously heart-wrenching and life-affirming, These Birds Walk doc­u­ments the strug­gles of way­ward street chil­dren and the samar­i­tans look­ing out for them.