This short is a window into the lives of those affected by the Muzaffarnagar riots of 2013, when over 100 people died and nearly 50,000 people were displaced. Over the past seven years the documentation of this region in India has been annual, with complete access to the local madrasas and villages. The communities hope that through this project their collective story can be told, and that communities outside will be moved to provide assistance for the development of their region. I share that hope, and thus present this humble short for review. All of the children presented are students from the local madrasas, and have been photographed by me since 2013.
Directed by Halim Ina (USA)