Filmed over nearly three years, Omar Mullick and Bassam Tariq’s exquisitely crafted feature debut THESE BIRDS WALK follows Omar, a young runaway boy in Karachi, Pakistan, whose life hangs on one critical question: what is home going to mean for him? Is it going to be the in the urban streets where he has made his life, an unstructured home for runaways, or the difficult rural family life he has been trying to flee? And might Omar find an answer in the hardened young man Asad, himself a past street kid and now an ambulance driver who helps the runaways at Omar’s orphanage? Both heart-wrenching and life-affirming, THESE BIRDS WALK documents the struggles of these wayward street children and the samaritans looking out for them in an ethereal and inspirational story of resilience. Opens in Fall, 2013 through Oscilloscope Laboratories. (72 minutes).
‘These Birds Walk’ Clip
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