Setting the Stage
Introduce the film by telling students they will be watching a film about a 14-year-old boy, Amar, who lives in a major city of Eastern India. Show students Jamshedpur, a city in the state of Jharkhand, on a world map. Tell students that Jharkhand is one of the poorest states in India.
Explain to students that the film follows Amar through his daily routines and activities. Ask students to consider the routines of their own day. What keeps students focused on their daily tasks? Is it a commitment to personal success, to family or friends, or to a goal of learning new skills?
Ask students to write a timeline of the main activities of their day, noting the time, place, and people with whom they share these activities. What are the motivations behind these activities?