Most of us know Abdul Sattar Edhi as a philanthropist, hope for the abandoned. Many of us are inspired by him while others want to plunge deep into his life and discover more about him.
“These Birds Walk” is a feature documentary, based on the life of Edhi and those living at his charitable organisation’s Edhi Home, produced by Omar Mullick, Bassam Tariq, Sonejuhi Sinha and Valentina Canavesio.
The recently released teaser of the documentary depicts the lives of an Edhi ambulance driver and a runaway boy.
It begins with three boys, lying down on a mosaic floor with a candle placed in the centre, the flame dancing because of the wind. With two of them asleep, one is filmed speaking to himself, telling God how he misses sleeping with his siblings and how he can’t sleep now. “What do I do now? Should I kill myself? Tell me God, what should I do?”
The documentary also shows the declining health of the humanitarian, Edhi, and his life keeps continuing despite the growing ailments.
Edhi is seen telling the story about his 70-year endeavour to shelter people and provide them a home to come to.
He says, “I come from ordinary people and to find me, look among ordinary people.”
The documentary is set for release in early 2013.
Video rating: Two thumbs up for the beautiful filming and screenplay.
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