Prithvi Konanur‘s Kannada film Railway Children was showcased recently at the Mumbai Film Festival. It is inspired by the real incidences experienced by the NGO Sathi and from the research book “Rescuing Railway Children” by Lalitha Iyer and Malcolm Harper.
This film makes an honest attempt to explore the intimate realities of platform survival. The film explores various themes such as abuse, sexual abuse and addiction. It also explores one of the least explored themes in World Cinema: the trans-gender issues among girls.
Railway children attempts to explore this world through the eyes of 10 year old Raju.
Check out the trailer-