A beautiful film by Rohin Raveendran Nair, Little Hands tells the story of Jobin George, a sixth grader, as he sits through a difficult mathematics examination. With hostile classmates all around, their pencils in motion and a strict teacher on the prowl he loses hope. This examination forces Jobin to answer several difficult questions, some of mathematics and some other.
Rohin tells us more about the film:
"I made Little Hands back in 2013. At that time, I was very interested in experimenting with a film where the story is not told through the face but through hands. I was trying to challenge myself to see if it was possible and whether I could convey a story only through the hands of my protagonists. Maths is a nightmare even today and sometimes, I get up in the middle of the night from a terrible dream where I see myself unprepared for my maths exam which is the next day. So I fused these two thoughts and wrote Little Hands. And the film served as my first film school as I wrote, directed, shot and edited the film. The festival journey of Little Hands further gave me confidence to explore the form of short films as a means of express myself and the things and ideas that I find engaging."
-Rohin Raveendran Nair
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