Directed by: Kim Mordaunt
Friday, January 10 - Thursday, January 23, 2014
Noted documentarian Mordaunt’s award-winning narrative debut centers on Ahlo, a resourceful, ill-fated 10-year-old boy. Trekking through the Laotian outback to find a new home after his ancestral village is destroyed, Ahlo stumbles across a new town and its annual rocket-building festival. Determined to prove his worth to his family, he makes up his mind to go after the dangerous, lucrative grand prize.
Best Narrative Film, Best Actor, Audience Award: Tribeca Film Festival / Best Debut Film: Berlin Film Festival96 Minutes, In Lao with English subtitles