Amar (all great achievements require time)

Posted filed underDocumentaries, India, Videos.

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.

The India Telegraph reports that “documentary filmmaker Andrew Hinton came back to Amar’s city to fulfil his promise to the boy whose life on reel earned raves everywhere — in the UK, the US, France, Germany and India.
Hinton had promised to share half the prize money of the London India Film Festival with the teenager if the short biopic did win. So, when it did — it won a 1,000GBP booty last July — Hinton started planning a visit to Jamshedpur to give the boy his share.” Read on…

Winner of the London Indian Film Festival Satyajit Ray Foundation International Short Film Competition 2011
Winner of the People’s Choice Award at Jeevika: Asia Livelihood Documentary Festival 2011
Also screened at KUKI festival, Berlin 2011 and Clermont-Ferrand 2012

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