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Exclusive: Clip From SXSW Docu-Drama 'These Birds Walk'

Photo of Kevin Jagernauth By Kevin Jagernauth | The Playlist February 28, 2013 at 2:58PM

As you might've guessed from our ongoing crystal ball look at what and who could be the Oscar contenders for next year, we've been focusing on the major categories thus far, including Best Picture, Best Actor and Best Actress. And while we won't get to it, one category that always has plethora of strong competitors is the Best Documentary category. Could "These Birds Walk" be one that's talked about twelve months from now?
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These Birds Walk

As you might've guessed from our ongoing crystal ball look at what and who could be the Oscar contenders for next year, we've been focusing on the major categories thus far, including Best PictureBest Actor and Best Actress. And while we won't get to it, one category that always has plethora of strong competitors is the Best Documentary category. Could "These Birds Walk" be one that's talked about twelve months from now?

That will be for prognosticators to decide, but until then we have the exclusive first clip from the film, which is energetic, raw and certainly beautiful. Filmed over nearly three years by co-directors Omar Mullick and Bassam Tariq, the non-fiction feature centers on Omar, a young runaway boy in Karachi, Pakistan. He finds shelter in one of the homes of philanthropist Abdul Sattar Edhi, and the film chronicles Omar's journey to find himself in the world, all while handling the unpredictable nature of life on the street. In this scene, Omar has managed to squirm free from his caretaker, and find his way to a temple to pray. 


"These Birds Walk" will screen at the True/False Film Festival starting March 1st and will make it's way to the SXSW Film Festival a couple of short weeks later. Oscilloscope Laboratories have already snatched up the rights to the film, and will open it in theaters this fall. Watch below.


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