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Rebello, a 8yr old kid lives in the slums of Cebu,with his younger sister and mother. The younger Sister who is 5yrs old, is oblivious to the poverty that surrounds them.The mother makes a living by selling food at night. Rebello, is forced to do household chores by his mother who does not hesitate to slap Rebello around. The beatings get worse and the abuse continues and the day she ties him like a dog to a small pole near their house . Rebello decides to fight back the only way he can. He runs . The big city life at first amazes him but then the struggle takes over.He is amazed by the city, It’s big ,noisy, polluted, confusing. It is his first time in the city.

Desperate for food, he steals and just as the city begins to corrupt him: we see the lonely figure of Rebello, sitting, alone , perhaps re-thinking everything as life simply goes on by, holding on to the only possession he has - Hope.
poverty feelings tension corruption chetan raghuram




Copyright © 2009 Chetan Raghuram

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Previous screenings

6 Aug – 9 Aug | Hollywood, United States
International Student Film Festival Písek
8 Oct – 10 Oct | Písek, Czech Republic
5 Nov – 10 Nov | Korea, South

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Rebello has received a new award at International Student Film Festival Písek. | more...
16 October 2009
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