Commendation of the Ecumenical Jury, Zlín 2017

Railway Children tells the story of twelve years old Raju who escaped from home and tries to survive on the railroad tracks of Bangalore in the midst of violence, sexual abuse, corruption and drugs. Director Konanur depicts Raju’s life in a realistic, uncompromising style but all the same hope lingers within the dreariness - because there are people who care and Raju knows how to stand up for himself.