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These Birds Walk

An inspirational tale of resilience, centred on a young Pakistani boy struggling to survive in Karachi.

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Pakistan-USA 2013
Dir Omar Mullick, Bassam Tariq
English subtitles

In Karachi, we observe nine-year old Omar’s encounter with the country’s largest social welfare charity. He is one of Pakistan’s lost children. This heart-wrenching and inspirational film captures some of the flavour of childhood in one of the world’s least hospitable places and is an inspirational story of resilience.