I Believe I Can Fly| 19mins
Director: Ruzbeh N Bharucha | Producer: Sainathann Communications
Focus Years: 2004 | Country: India
I believe i can fly, is a documentary on mother and child in Indian Prisons; mainly focusing on children in Indian prisons. In India, a mother can keep her child in prison, till the child is six years old. All laws applicable to the mother is automatically applicable to the child.
India Vision Foundation, headed by Dr. Kiran Bedi, the first lady police officer in India, runs not only a creche (play school that not only teaches the children formative education, but also provides a nursery, meals and a healthy environment for them to spend most of the day) in Tihar Prison, Delhi, India. One of the largest prisons in the world, but the organization also rehabilitates those children who have reached the age of six and have nobody to take care of them.
The film shows life in and outside prison; how a simple play school can transform life and the miracle and wonders of rehabilitation in good schools and it ends with the heart warming scene of children entering the prison to meet their mothers.
I believe i can fly, is showcased as part of Ruzbeh N Bharucha's book, Shadows in Cages. It has been screened in various countries and never fails to evoke a sense of compassion at the end of the film.