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2017 Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival

The Drone and the Kid

Directed by Imran J. Khan

Pakistan, Singapore, USA / 2016 / 13 mins / English, Urdu with English subtitles / Color / 1.85:1, D-Cinema

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Rebel Hearts

Tateuchi Democracy Forum
April 30, 2017 7:30 pm


A lonely Pakistani boy in a rural town pleads for the attention of his older brother during a cricket match, but is rejected. Later, a U.S. Military Drone crashes just outside of his town. The next day, he finds the camera device from the crash, and is finally able to get the attention he craves when he discovers it is still able to transmit to the American drone operator on the other side. Ultimately, his new “toy” is revealed to have unclear intentions, and coupled with his brother’s suspicion, he is ultimately forced to bury it in the wilderness, and forsake the mechanical friendship he made.

Director's Bio

Imran J. Khan is a former engineer and graduate of NYU Tisch Asia (’15). His short films explore themes of identity using comedy and drama. His previous short film titled Timmy II won the First Prize Best Comedy at the Rhode Island International Film Festival and is currently airing on television as a part of “Film School Shorts.”


Producers: Fayyaz Adrees, Randa Serag, Imran J. Khan
Director: Imran J. Khan
Writer: Imran J. Khan
Editors: Imran J. Khan, Ayesha Ninan
Cast: Uzair Ali

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  1. Rebel Hearts

    Shorts Programs / 95 mins
    The only thing that matters, is just following your heart, and eventually you’ll finally make it right. These films involve individuals breaking the rules, defying expectations, and trying to find their place in a world they believe they don’t belong to. Young hearts, be free tonight. — Kirby Peñafiel

    In This Program: Touring, Arrival: A Short Film by Alex Myung, Tag, The Drone and the Kid, Bao, I Won’t Miss You

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Plays In:
Rebel Hearts

Tateuchi Democracy Forum
April 30, 2017 7:30 pm