Waiting for Sunrise explores extreme poverty in Lahore, Pakistan. Children without parents live in slums, cold and unloved, begging in order to stay alive as they endure verbal and physical abuse to earn enough money to live each day. These issues are rarely dealt with on such a personal and emotional level. Lahore and its collection of people becomes a character for this short documentary. Written by
Tabitha Powers Ahmad
Waiting for Sunrise won the UNICEF award for Best short film and was also shortlisted for one of the film world's most distinguished awards - the Grierson Awards for documentary in 2006. The budget in total was 2,500 pounds including flight tickets and post production. See more »
Waiting for Sunrise is a Powerhouse of a documentary. I would vote this even higher if i could on IMDb Now this documentary is seriously disturbing yet very powerful. I just recently got to watch this short, even though it was made in 2005.
Aneel Ahmad's documentary is a true portrayal of how poor children live in Lahore Pakistan, and it sure does pack a punch. Some of the images were really disturbing and it really does show how we need to help and change society for the better.
There are so many poor people in 3rd world countries that live in extreme poverty, and fall into the trap of serious drug abuse. This short documentary shows those very horrors and I'm still kind of in shock while writing this review.
Well done to the director Aneel Ahmad, clearly all your body of work is so powerful and this one is seriously really worth viewing.
A deeply disturbing short documentary that stays with you 10-10
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