What were you doing when you were 11 years old? Sure, at that point most of us were beyond Tonka trucks and Barbie dolls, albeit not much. In this day and age, 11 is apparently the new 40.
I give you Sohrob Fatoorechie. This 11 year old (yes, I said 11 year old) cinematic Boy Wonder is debuting a film entitled Eye of the Beholder, a 27 minute long documentary in Farsi and Tajik with English subtitles, about the orphans of Tajikistan.
The film debuted at the Avalon Theater here in DC on Sunday, October 30th. It has already debuted internationally, including showings in Paris, France and Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan and has been selected for the 25th International Children and Adults Film Festival. Yes…I said 11 years old…oh, and Sohrob’s been making films since he was 8. Yes, I said 8.
Sohrob lived with these orphans in Tajikistan for a month or so, taking in and illustrating the heart-rending stories of these children through the perspective of a peer in age with the like mindset and captivating yet gentle and innocent discourse only that could evoke. The result has garnered acclaim and impressed those in the industry as well as a growing list of notable adults.
Watch the trailer here: