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Tale of a fearless Child. Dedicated to Iqbal (first feature)

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Tale of a fearless Child. Dedicated to Iqbal (Iqbal - Bambini senza paura)

Tale of a fearless Child. Dedicated to Iqbal (Iqbal - Bambini senza paura)

original title:

IQBAL - BAMBINI SENZA PAURA

screenplay:

Michel Fuzellier, Lara Fremder, Babak Payami, Paolo Bonaldi from the novel "Iqbal, a child against slavery" by Francesco D'Adamo

music:

Patrizio Fariselli

producer:

Franco Serra, Fulvia Serra, Malika Brahmi, Florent Mounier, Renaud Delourme

production:

Gertie, 2d3D Animations, supported by MiBACT, Montparnasse productions, with the support of the MEDIA program, CNC, UNICEF Italy

country:

Italy/France

year:

2015

film run:

85'

format:

3D/HD - colour

release date:

19/11/2015

genre:

animation film

festival & awards:

The film is inspired, like the novel, by the true story of Iqbal Masih: he is sold for 16 dollars to a rug merchant and moneylender in Lahore, Pakistan. We have set the movie in Pandar, an imaginary metropolis built on the shores of an imaginary country in Southern Asia. Iqbal is a 10-year-old good, talented boy both in artistic skills and in personality. But thanks to his ability as a weaver Iqbal has been sold again for an exorbitant amount, more than 100 dollars, to another exploiter. He comes to understand that his debt, instead of diminishing, only increases. And also that debt will never, ever be paid off. His presence between the other little slaves in the rug factory provokes a collective consciousness among the children.