Saving Mom and Dad
a film by Kartik Singh

There comes a landmark day in our childhood when we are old enough to form our own opinions for the first time.  But what happens when our point of view is different from that of our teachers, our classmates, or even our own parents?  Born in the USA to Indian parents, eight-year-old Ravi Malhotra attends a Christian school where he learns that non-believers in Christ will go to Hell.  Knowing his parents are not Christian, he attempts to convert them to Jesus.  In the process, he begins to question the teachings of his school.  And on one fateful day, he decides to speak up.

Technical file

With Aditya Bhagirath, Joachim Staaf, Nirupama Nityanandan et Kartik Singh

Written and directed by Kartik Singh
Produced by Romain Bisseret, Julien Monestiez, Kartik Singh
DoP: Christophe Larue
Set designers: Nelly Nahon, Jérôme Fève
Editing: Louise de Prémonville
Sound: Alexis Jung et Toni Di Rocco
Original soundtracks: Denis Volte et Olivier Tshimanga
15 minutes, 35mm 1:1,85, Colors, Dolby SR


The film has been broacast on the Australian channel SBS, in 2008 and several times on Arte between 2009 and 2011.


Since the premiere in New York, the film has been showed all over the world, with more than 100 selections in 23 countries and 16 award, among them:
- Creation award at Festival en Plein Air de Grenoble, France
- Golden Horse at Mediterranean New Filmmakers of Larissa, Greece
- Jury award at Sup’ de courts, Paris, France
- Special Mention at Another Look Euromedcafe, Napoli, Italy
- Special Mention at Euroshorts, Warsaw, Poland
- Best fiction at the 12th Annual Kansas City Filmmakers Jubilee, USA
- Audience award at River to River Indian Film Festival in Firenze, Italy


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