Short Film : Amoli

Culture Machine is known to create intense and intriguing content. It is one of the few content creators who use streaming platforms to unravel the deeply disturbing aspects of life that are hidden from the public. It all began with Kalki Koechlin’s slam poetry about living in a city and now, we have Amoli, a web documentary about child sex trafficking, something that’s disturbing and gruesome.

The web documentary is just a simple video of conversations that the creators had with various people involved or suffering from child sex trafficking. So, we have small conversations with the authorities who led a crackdown on child trafficking as well as survivors of child sex trafficking.

What’s Wow: Amoli is a hard hitting, wake-up call for everyone and anyone who thinks that the world is a safe place. It is the perfect antidote for dinner conversations that end with ‘This doesn’t happen to us’, or ‘This doesn’t happen in our city’. Amoli is a no fringes documentary. Narrated by Rajkummar Rao, almost all the details are heartrending and succeed in creating something that remains with the audience long after the credits roll.

What’s Blah: Nothing.

Parting Shot: It’s high time that content creators use streaming platforms to appraise audiences of the deep, dark underbelly of the world, Amoli is a step in the right direction.

Cast:

Rajkummar Rao as Narrator

Producer: Culture Machine