Two Indian Feature and Two Short Films Will be Screened at Boston International Film Festival


BOSTON—Two unique Indian feature films and two short films will be shown at the 17th Annual Boston International Film Festival that will showcase a total of 106 films from 36 countries during April 11-16, said Patrick Jerome, president of Boston-based Broadway Pictures Entertainment and Executive Director of Boston International Film Festival.

In an exclusive video interview with INDIA New England News, Mr. Jerome also discussed his own journey in film making and how he started the film festival.

To watch the interview, please click here, or on the image below.

He said the two Indian feature films that will be shown are: Jhalki and Nawal the Jewel. In addition, two short films have been selected.

The Boston International Film Festival will run from April 11 through April 16 at Kendall Square Cinema, Cambridge College and Bunker Hill Community College.

Opening night screening and gala fee is $45 and closing night screening and gala fee is $145. Individual sessions are $12 and all screening passes at $75. For more information, visit:

Here are the details on two Indian feature films:

Jhalki: Tale of a Tireless Sparrow

Session 29 Saturday April 13

Kendall Square Cinema 355 Binney St. Cambridge, MA 02139

9:30pm – 11:45pm Buy-tickets-for-bostoniff

JHALKI: Tale Of A Tireless Sparrow 108 min

Jhalki, set against the backdrop of bonded child labour, trafficking and lost childhood, takes you through a bedtime folk story which by the time you wake up from, will make you want to be a part of the revolution.

It is a heart-rendering but inspiring story of a street-smart nine-year old girl, Jhalki, in search of her seven-year old brother, Babu, who was suddenly thrown into an inhuman world of child labour with no respite from a terminally gloomy, dark and depressin

Armed with an intimate folk tale of a tireless sparrow, her own ingenious efforts and her charming presence of mind, Jhalki manages her search and eventually free her brother, along with thousands of other enslaved children caught in this insidious practice, affecting over 200 million children worldwide.

Nawal The Jewel:

Session 43 Monday April 15

Kendall Square Cinema 355 Binney St. Cambridge MA 02139

8:30pm – 11:30pm Buy-tickets-for-bostoniff

Nawal The Jewel 121 min

An Indian-Iranian woman fights patriarchal oppression, a story which reveals that a lady has to face so many problems and difficulties to survive her life in a male-dominated society.


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