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GIFFONI FILM FESTIVAL 2005 - 16.23 July

Sections & Films

LITTLE TERRORIST

Category: Edition 2005

Synopsis

A twelve year old Pakistani Muslim boy mistakenly crosses the mine-field strewn border into India and finds an unusual ally - Bhola, a Hindu school teacher who must find a way of hiding him from Indian soldiers looking for the ‘terrorist’ who crossed over…

Original Title LITTLE TERRORIST
Category Official Competition
Section Free to Fly
Tipology Short Film
Duration 15'
Production Year 2004
Nationality India, United Kingdom
Directed by Ashvin Kumar
Screenplay Ashvin Kumar
Script Ashvin Kumar
Director of photography Markus Hürsch
Editor Ashvin Kumar
Costume Design Ritu Kumar
Sound Roland Heap
Music Nainita Desai, Kohinoor Langa & Party
Main cast Julfuqar Ali (Jamal)
Sushil Sharma (Bhola)
Meghnaa Mehtta (Rani)
Produced by Ashvin Kumar

little terrorist regAshvin Kumar

Ashvin Kumar began working as an actor and director in theatre. He took a degree in Media and Communications at the Goldsmith’s College, University of London, in 1996 and attended briefly the London Film School. He has worked as an editor and has directed commercials and music videos. In 2002 he wrote and directed a 48 minute film, ROAD TO LADAKH. With his second short LITTLE TERRORIST he won many prizes and he had a nomination for the European Academy Awards and for the Best Short Film Oscar.

Production
Festival contact
Alipur Films - Ritika Productions
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