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These Birds Walk (2013)



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In Karachi, Pakistan, a runaway boy's life hangs on one critical question: where is home? The streets, an orphanage, or with the family he fled in the first place? Simultaneously heart-wrenching and life-affirming, THESE BIRDS WALK documents the struggles of these wayward street children and the samaritans looking out for them in this ethereal and inspirational story of resilience. (c) Oscilloscope

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All Critics (27) | Top Critics (11)

The impressionistic results succeed in conveying widespread social problems on a relatable scale.

January 9, 2014 | Full Review…
Chicago Reader
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The poignancy of this film, made over a period of several months, is that the boys are both afraid of going home and passionately desirous of returning to their families.

December 2, 2013 | Full Review…
Christian Science Monitor
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These Birds Walk serves as a reminder of the resilience of children and how little it takes to keep hope alive.

December 2, 2013 | Full Review…
Los Angeles Times
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When [the filmmakers] enter Taliban territory to bring Omar home... the boy visits a shrine against Asad's wishes, resulting in one of the most exciting and daringly filmed chase scenes in the recent cinema.

November 11, 2013 | Full Review…
New Yorker
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Observational doc offers an intimate view of a huge Pakistan charity.

November 5, 2013 | Full Review…
Hollywood Reporter
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These Birds Walk might be the single most beautiful documentary of the year so far.

November 1, 2013 | Rating: 7.9/10 | Full Review…
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