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.


    Chandrasekhar Reddy
    Chandrasekhar Reddy for Mayabazaar Productions, Chandrasekhar Reddy


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    Supported with €17000 for Classic: Production & postproduction

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