Say Cheese!

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Sheru is a street kid from the Delhi underground who became fascinated by photography through a children’s workshop. Whatever he can earn he saves in the Children’s Development Khazana (CDK), a bank managed and run by street kids that also helps them acquire life skills. Sheru wants to return to his estranged, sex-worker mother but more than anything, he wants to buy a camera and become a street photographer. He could easily grumble about his lot in life but he chooses to smile instead, and to make others smile.

Director Ishani K Dutta
Location India
Duration 25 min. 30 sec.
Genre Children / Social Issue / Human Interest
Air Date (JST) Sat., Dec. 8, 2018 *rerun
Mon., Aug. 13, 2018 *rerun
Mon., Jun. 11, 2018

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Ishani K Dutta

Ishani K Dutta


Ishani K Dutta’s director of Carrot Films makes films essentially on gender, environment and human rights. Her films have not only featured in numerous film festivals and won multiple awards, but have also created a tangible impact where it matters most – at the grassroots and among the opinion makers.
From the beginning of her career around two decades back, she has been a keen researcher of life with a penchant to turn nondescript ‘happenings’ into passionate ‘stories’. With time, she has evolved into a ‘storyteller’ through films with a commitment to the human dignity of living.
An Asian Pitch & Tokyo Docs winner film-maker, Ishani gathered impetus from her interactions with international documentary filmmakers. Her comprehensive experience of making films for international development forums like various UN agencies, the World Bank, Asian Development Bank, GIZ etc has given her an opportunity to widen her horizon further.
She is now keen on taking her experience from the Indian hinterlands beyond the realm of the commonplace and make incisive, ardent films on themes and characters that excite and move discerning global audiences. She is also planning to direct feature film in near future that would have global sensitivity.

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