Film Details

Runtime: 15 minutes

Language: English

Director: Welby Ings

Country: New Zealand

Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Gay

Sparrow is the lyrical story of a small boy who believes he can fly. However, his life is overshadowed by the legend of his grandfather who died a hero in World War 2. But one night he discovers the tale that his father so adamantly clings to, is a lie. His grandfather was a gay man who seeing the futility of war, deserted in protest when his lover was shot in the dugouts of Egypt. In unraveling the truth behind what happened, the boy discovers the strength to stand up to the bullies in his world in an unexpected way.

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