one of the advantages of travel is the opportunity to see different things. Access to different movies whether on the plane or the bazaars.
I stumbled accross this truely beautiful film 'Tahaan: a boy with a grenade' Directed by Santosh Sivan
Set in war torn Kashmir (the Indian side) it tells the story of Tahaan an 8-year old boy who is parted from his beloved donkey, Birbal.
It is an allegorical film, a parable about searching for meaning. His grandfather and mother look after Tahaan, since his father has been missing for 3 years. They live in hope of his return. But for Tahaan the return of his donkey becomes his soul purpose in life. He will do anything to get his donkey back. So when he is asked by an older boy to carry a handgrenade over the military checkpoint his adventure takes on a more dangerous turn.
Also take a look at the official website.
There are some stunning images. A great movie.