Child of Empire (2021)
Child of Empire (2021)
Child of Empire (2021)

Presented by MIFF

Child of Empire

Erfan Saadati, Omi Zola Gupta, Sparsh Ahuja et al | India, Pakistan, UK | 2021


10–16 Aug 2022


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Step into the shoes of a child witnessing stories from the 1947 Partition of India and Pakistan.

Following two centuries of colonial rule, what was then known as British India was split across religious lines into two territories: the Dominion of India and the Dominion of Pakistan. This division, which forced communities from both groups to relocate by trekking through sometimes unforgiving terrain, left between 10 and 20 million displaced and up to two million dead. Child of Empire inserts you into a number of key points during this monumental, catastrophic migration, guided by a conversation between two men – a Hindu Indian and a Muslim Pakistani – who each recount their version of events.

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16 mins


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