Selected for Generation K Plus
Ottaal (The Trap) – India
By Jayaraj Rajashekaran Nair
Eight-year-old Kuttappayi’s life seems blissful, though he’s still coping with the loss of his parents. He spends his days living, fishing and laughing with his grandfather, who tends to huge flocks of ducks, in a natural paradise of breath-taking beauty. The boy dreams hopefully about his future and doesn’t suspect that he will soon share the fate of the many millions of children around the world who are still being forced into child labour.
Berlinale will present Ottaal's International Premiere