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SLUMDOG CHILDREN OF MUMBAI
2011

Producer/ Director/ DoP for True Vision

Executive producer: Brian Woods

Channel 4

WINNER: Rory Peck Sony Impact Award

WINNER: Prague Film Festival Audience Award

NOMINATED: BAFTA Best Director/ Best factual cinematography/ Best factual editing

NOMINATED: Bulldog Awards Best Documentary

A companion documentary to Danny Boyle's masterful Slumdog Millionaire, this observational film tells the moving stories of Deepa, Salaam, and twins Hussan & Hussein - four children caught up in the maelstrom of life on the streets and in the slums of Mumbai.

Filmed over three months through the monsoon, we witness the bravery, resourcefulness

and extraordinary resilience of these children, as they grow up long before they should.

On transmission, viewers' contributions totalled almost £50,000.

 

I am proud & humbled that these contributions continue to support the welfare of the four children

in the film today.

 

For more details see here

If the movie was shocking but uplifting, the real life documentary is every bit as affecting.

Krishnan Guru Murthy, The Independent

...reveals the brutal reality of life on the streets and in the slums of Mumbai...a deeply moving portrait of the lives of India’s real slumdogs TV Guide

There are so many conclusions to draw here, about living rough, drug abuse, poverty, exploitation, police harassment, addiction, health, child labour. But one thing is for certain: the fundamental rights of the child are being abused, and from here it seems there is one common denominator – poverty. We need shows like this to wrench us out of our pathetic recession self-pity.  Amnesty International

Watch the full (50 min) film here: