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I Am

When 10 year old Sahiful Mondal from a children's shelter in eastern India won an international film award three years ago, many thought it was just a flash in the pan. His success has highlighted the work of Muktaneer (Freedom House), a home for orphaned and homeless boys on the outskirts of Kolkata that is making a name for itself at international festivals for its documentaries made by children. Muktaneer is run by the Centre for Communication and Development (CCD), a charity fighting to save children in the eastern Indian state West Bengal from abuse, poverty and trafficking. This is the centre's first film "Aami" (I Am), directed by 12-year-old orphan Ashikul, and which won the Grand Prize in 2004 at the Kids for Kids International Film Festival in Greece. Icon