AIF (American India Foundation) in association with 3rd i Films presents two short films followed by discussion.
Films: Lucky, directed by Avie Luthra and Kunjo, directed by Terrie Samundra (more info below).
When: Thursday, April 4th, 7pm – 8:30pm
Where: ATA, 992 Valencia Street, San Francisco, CA 94110
Tickets: Available on the night of the event, at the door.
Directed by Avie Luthra, 20 min (UK/South Africa)
Lucky is an AIDS orphan desperate to leave his rural Zulu village in South Africa for the bright lights of Durban, and also to get an education there. He is full of excitement and hope but Lucky has to learn about life the hard way, not through school or education but through an unlikely bond with a prejudiced Indian elderly women.
*Lucky has won 43 international film festival awards and was shortlisted for an Oscar.
Directed by Terrie Samundra, 25 min (US/India)
Forced to work to support her family, Kunjo, a 12-year-old refugee, spends her days begging on the streets. When an unlikely friendship blossoms with Preeta, an educated school girl from a higher caste, Kunjo reveals her secret passion for storytelling. Faced with betrayal and the complexity of an unconventional friendship, will Kunjo stand up for herself or submit to her place in society?
*Winner, Best Narrative Short, Athens International Film Festival.