Fireflies in the Abyss

    • Chandrasekhar Reddy
    • Nepal, India
    • 88 min
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    The 'rat-hole' mines in the Jaintia Hills of NorthEast India, are hostile pits where men and boys risk their lives everyday to scratch coal out of hard rock. Each of them comes to the coalpit for different reasons. But once there, all of them are looking for a chance to breakout. Some escape, most don't.
    Even with the odds stacked against him, Suraj, an 11-year old boy, grapples his way out of this abyss to eventually put himself in school.
    The film follows Suraj and other miners whose lives intertwine with his, to reveal lives under unusual and extraordinary circumstances.

    Credits

    Director
    Chandrasekhar Reddy
    Production
    Chandrasekhar Reddy for Mayabazaar Productions, Chandrasekhar Reddy

    Contact

    World Sales
    Chandrasekhar Reddy for Mayabazaar Productions
    Festival Handling
    Chandrasekhar Reddy for Mayabazaar Productions

    More information

    Available versions
    88',video,color
    Spoken languages
    English
    Nepalese
    Hindi

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    IDFA history

    2013
    Supported with €17000 for Classic: Production & postproduction

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