Flying Paper feature-length documentary film. Running time 52 minutes. Watch the film at flyingpaper.org
Synopsis: Flying Paper is the uplifting story of Palestinian children in Gaza on a quest to shatter the Guinness World Record for the most kites ever flown. It showcases the creative resilience of these children making and flying kites despite the odds. The film has been co-produced with young Palestinians in Gaza trained by the filmmakers through a youth media program called Voices Beyond Walls.
While the record-breaking event is what drives the film’s narrative arc, it is the everyday stories of the young kite makers that will touch audiences through their humor and playful spirit. The film seeks to humanize the conflict through a touching cinematic rendering of the fascinating kite culture among children as a form of creative resistance in Gaza.
Directed by Nitin Sawhney and Roger Hill (USA/Palestine)
Original Music by Nitin Sawhney, Universal Music Publishing (U.K.)
Copyright Flying Paper Productions 2013
Short Trailer edited by Ramon Iriarte Campos, March 2, 2013. Duration 2:02 mins
Film website: FlyingPaper.org