Amar (all great achievements require time)

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Winner 2012 Vimeo Awards Documentary Category

Winner 2013 Best Mini Documentary Big Sky Documentary Festival

Winner 2011 London Indian Film Festival Satyajit Ray Foundation International Short Film Competition

Winner of the People's Choice Award at Jeevika: Asia Livelihood Documentary Festival 2011

Special Mention 2013 Teen Dox ZagrebDox

Also screened at KUKI festival, Berlin 2011 and Clermont-Ferrand 2012

Amar is 14 and top of his class. Someday he'd like to be a professional cricketer, but for now he's the family's main breadwinner, working two jobs six and a half days a week on top of attending school in the afternoons. This short observational documentary is a simple journey with Amar through his daily life.


Special thanks to Kerala Samajam Hindi School, Jamshedpur, Jharkhand and Initiatives of Change

Filmed and Directed by Andrew Hinton
Online Editor Saurabh Dalmiya
Audio Mix Farrell Lennon