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Child of Empire

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Synopsis

As our world strains under the weight of unprecedented global migration and colonial extraction, this animated virtual reality documentary immerses participants in one of the largest forced migrations in human history: the 1947 Partition of India and Pakistan.

CHILD OF EMPIRE takes audiences through a deeply personal perspective of this epic historical event. Two men from the Partition generation — Ishar Das Arora, an Indian Hindu who migrated from Pakistan to India, and Iqbal-ud-din Ahmed, a Pakistani Muslim who made the opposite journey — share childhood memories of their experiences while playing a board game.
Official Selection Sundance Film Festival 2022 - New Frontier - World premiere

Details

Year
2021
Type of film
Shorts
Running Time
16 min
Format
VR
Director
Sparsh Ahuja, Erfan Saadati, Stephen Stephenson, Omi Zola Gupta
Producer
Sam Dalrymple, Saadia Gardezi
Executive Producer
Lisa Marie Russo, Elodie Maillet Storm, Erica Garber, Liz Rosenthal, Sharon McHallum, Mirko M. Scolari
Screenwriter
Omi Zola Gupta
Music
Vasundhara Gupta, Amira Gill
Animation
Vlad Stoenescu, Adrian Neacşu, Alexandra Nița, Elena Butura, Ana Buretea, Eduard Dan
Production Associate
Jayosmita Ganguly, Ollie Cameron, Ludo Fraser-Taliente, Tanya Sujan, Farzana Qureshi
Production Partner
Happy Finish

Production status

Complete

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Last updated 1st December 2021

Production Company

Project Dastaan
sparshahuja9@gmail.com
https://projectdastaan.org/