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Saturday, October 15 • 12:00pm - 2:15pm
Train to Adulthood - Preceded by Famous in Ahmedabad

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Klára Trencsényi
2015 | 79 mins
Country of Production: Hungary
Country Featured: Hungary
North American Premiere | Director in Attendance
Saturday, October 15 | Noon | Program F24

In 1948, the Communist leaders of Hungary built a narrow-gauge railway to be run entirely by a youth volunteer corps. This Children’s Railway still operates today, carrying hundreds of thousands of passengers each year. The film follows the stories of Hungarian teens Viktor, Carkme, and Gergö as they coordinate rail signals, sing train songs, and seek refuge from the economic and political instability around them. The world of the Children’s Railway is festive, well-ordered, and nostalgic, while the broader Hungarian landscape feels uncertain and chaotic. The trainbecomes a metaphor for Hungary today, longing for the past while barreling toward the future.

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Preceded by: Famous in Ahmedabad

Hardik Mehta
2015 | 29 mins
Country of Production: India
Country Featured: India
Saturday, October 15 | 12 pm | Program F24

Ahmedabad is known as the kite capital of the world, home to thousands of gifted flyers, makers, and enthusiasts. Every year at the International Kite Festival, the sky becomes a mosaic of colors and shapes while the old city gathers on rooftops and terraces to enjoy the spectacle. Watch 11-year-old Zaid Khedawala and his group of friends stir up excitement—and a little trouble—as they search for the best flying spots in the neighborhood.

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Saturday October 15, 2016 12:00pm - 2:15pm

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