Levan Institute Cinema of Substance Series - "These Birds Walk"
In Karachi, Pakistan, a runaway boy’s life hangs on one critical question: where is home? The streets, an orphanage, or with the family he fled in the first place?
"This material is so rich, that they could have developed a whole reality series from the hundred thousand human stories that have passed through his walls...they produce a profound, interwoven work of literary non-fiction, vérité, in the tradition of Truman Capote and Dave Eggers. This is the film that Edhi would have given us: for a few days, we calmly live among his people. Two in particular." —Omer M. Mosaffar, RogerEbert.com
The Cinema of Substance Series showcases meaningful films from around the world that explore who we are and how we might be.