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These Birds Walk; will take you land of sweat truth

These Birds Walk; will take you land of sweat truth

After watching “These Birds Walk” I realized nothing till now has made me remember my country.

Filmmaker captured parts of my country as they are. The streets were similar to ones I have spent my childhood, bazars had same crowd, “chips” floor were of same color I have seen in so many houses (I could feel the cold touch when you step on them bare foot). And kids fighting, how many of those I have had with my brother, cousins, …. when you are wrestling with all the energy and in the sudden all the anger is gone. “meri chapal kahan hea” (where is my sandal) such small things that started punching match. “Chor deah warna Muka marun ga” I must have said it. And Masar (black lentils) and rice in an aluminum plate¬†.
Many times in film I felt I could smell dust of roads and sweat of people sitting with no electricity in humid summer night; while sitting in air-conditioned theater in Gainesville.

These Birds Walk

Such wonderful movie about great work being done by Edhi. Interestingly gives extremely short time to Edhi and just makes you feel how that work is impacting people of Pakistan. It shows how high people regard him in Pakistan, one of rarest human beings which people feel is like them; might be that’s what greatness is. I wish this film could put him in the light he deserves

Documentary does not try to show in good colors or bad, it shows us how we are people in dirty clothes, dirty city, but innocent, loving, caring humans, it shows us what we are. and we are beautiful, lens captures it much better than million dollar PR campaign

 

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These Birds Walk; looks like something good filmed about Pakistan


I am big fan of Abdul Sattar Edhi, he exhibits all the marks of a great man, yes no angel but great man with many flaws. But he with all his flaws has done something great, which people like me aspire but just spend time sitting on our laptops and burping sodas.

Scene from These Birds Walk

This movie is not about him, this is about street kids and and they have been captured beautifully. You have to see the trailer, to realize moments that have been picked, baby being given bath, kids running through corridors, mother putting powder on child’s face, all innocent small things, which are part of us and which are most difficult to capture.

I hope the documentary is as good as the trailer makes it look.

 

 
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Posted by on October 3, 2013 in movie, Uncategorized

 

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