Children of the Pyre
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  • Children Of The Pyre / $9.19
  • Director:- Rajesh Jhala

    It is a compelling real- life,self-narrative of seven extraordinary children of Varanasi who make their living out of the dead at Manikarnika,the busiest cremation ground in India.Tempered by the heat of the pyre, strengthened in the face of the adversities,crafted by the volley of abuses,watch these imps weave through the pyres and struggle through disdain to snatch their livelihoods. This film is a terrible saga of exploitation that celebrates the victory of innocence over the most harrowing realities of life.

    About Director: - Rajesh S. Jala has been making films primarily documentaries for last 12 years. His films have been screened at International film festivals and has won a number of International and national awards. His acclaimed film "Children of The Pyre" initiated a mission with PLAN International, an NGO, to transform the lives of children working at different Ghats of Banaras.