19 minutes. Drama, Foreign, Suspense, Short.
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Winner of the 2009 Student Academy Award and 2010 Academy Award Nominee in Live Action Short, Kavi is the story of a boy in India who wants to play cricket and go to school, but instead he is forced to work in a brick kiln as a modern-day slave. Unsatisfied with his fate, Kavi must either accept what he's always been told, or fight for a different life even if he's unsure of the ultimate outcome.

Selected for over 100 festivals world-wide, and awarded over 50 wins, Kavi brings to life one boy's story that is inspired by the lives of countless children around the globe.

"Kavi tugs at the heartstrings." - Entertainment Weekly

"Remarkably incisive and moving." - The Los Angeles Times

"A highly sophisticated and gripping film. Helvey is a director to watch." - Randal Kleiser (Director of Grease)

"I was stunned by the realism... the film was moving, heartbreaking, and even beautiful." - Kevin Tent (Editor of SIDEWAYS, ELECTION and BLOW)

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