These Birds Walk

Omar Mullick, Bassam Tariq
| USA, Pakistan
| 2013
| 77 min

This beautifully realised and poetic film about runaway and orphaned children living at The Edhi Home and Ambulance Centre in Karachi, Pakistan, presents an intimate perspective on their worlds. Filmed over three years, these young boys grow in front of the camera. Their banter and camaraderie heartbreakingly reveals their past lives and future hopes. The aging humanitarian founder of The Edhi Home begins to mentor a young ambulance driver, once a street kid himself, on the principles that govern the home. This quiet and tender film will linger long in your memory, and the resilience and courage of the children, long in your heart.

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