A Thin Wall is a film about memory, reconciliation and the partition of India in 1947. It focuses on the Partition, but derives lessons that remain urgently relevant today. Shot on both sides of the border, in India and Pakistan, A THIN WALL is a personal take on Partition rooted in stories passed down from one generation to another. Both filmmakers (Mara & Surbhi) are descendants of families torn apart by Partition. The film is also a work of art infused with original animation, music and literary writing.
‘Mara Ahmed’s A THIN WALL is akin to a beautiful and powerful book of essays: many voices sharing poetic, personal, and political stories and viewpoints, woven together to convey a universal aching. It is a textural and tangible journey that captures a profound sense of loss for more than one generation. May we all embrace the lessons this film has to offer.’ (Linda Moroney, Director, Greentopia Film)
Special Jury Prize at the Amsterdam Film Festival
Kolkata People’s Film Festival 2018; The Irregular’s Art Fair (Delhi) 2018; Mustard Seed Film Festival 2017; South Asian Film Festival of Montréal 2016; New York Indian Film Festival 2016; Fingerlakes Environmental Film Festival, New York 2016; Tasveer Reels, Seattle 2016; San Francisco International South Asian Film Festival 2015; Seattle South Asian Film Festival 2015; 3rd i Film Festival, San Francisco 2015; Bradford Literature Festival, UK 2015