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A beautiful movie about greed. A beautiful movie about children. A beautiful movie about poor people in India and elsewhere. Every one should contemplate about it. Do not let it happen again!
Iqbal is about an Asian boy who gets sold by his father to a small
production company in which child labour is supported. His "master" is a
cruel man, imposing a ridiculous behaviour catalogue with strict charges.
The children, about 5-10 years of age, have to work all day and they´re
allowed to go to toilet while at work, let alone visit their parents.
soon realizes that this is a massive injustice, especially when a member
the (unindentified) country´s Communist and Anti-child labour party takes
photographs of the children. Iqbal manages to escape a few times and gets
sold to another master as a consequence. However, he improves his working
skills and gets a reputation as a hard-working rebel.
The movie Iqbal is a well made movie with a very important subject: Child labour in Third World countries. The acting -especially the child actors- is amazing but the plot isn´t as strong. Sometimes the dialogue lines are too cliché-like and a kind of simple. The movie is loosely based on a true story, but I guess there are a lot of other Iqbals in the world right now, fighting for Human Rights. I recommend the book No Logo by Naomi Klein on the subject.
Important subject, well-made but not really amazing movie.
7 out of 10 points.
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