Bengaluru International Film Festival - BIFFES

Synopsis

Daring and determined, teenaged girl Naima longs to earn money for her poor Bangladeshi family, but her unrivaled artistic talent is of little use. When her father grows gravely ill, Naima feels she has no choice but to leave her small village for the bright lights of Dhaka. In the big city, Naima finds the same economic, societal, and gender pressures faced by most young girls in Bangladesh. She cleverly disguises herself as a boy and takes the difficult job of a rickshaw puller. When her gender is revealed and her livelihood vanishes, Naima finds an unconventional solution to her problems. Based on the acclaimed novel by Mitali Perkins.

Film Festivals

Mill Valley Film Festival 2021- Winner Audience Award | International Film Festival for Children and Young Audience SCHLiNGEL 2021- Winner SLM Top Award

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