Shivatmika Lala

Diploma Project Chasing Shadows
Dhiman Sengupta

Ford Foundation

The aim is to deeply sensitise the audience about the plight of refugees, thereby evoking a sense of responsibility in them to do their bit to help them. This film is about Amu, an Afghan refugee boy, who has now been adopted by a European family. Suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Amu sits awake at night in his room and is hyper-vigilant to his surroundings. The film is set in a single room with moonlight as the only source of light to make for a claustrophobic effect. The audience is constantly shown his past through flashbacks that he gets seeing the common objects in his room.