Imraam c/o Carom Club

There are carom clubs scat­tered all across Mal­vani, one of Mumbai’s urban slums. Most boys there know how to play carom, and 11-year-old Imraam is one of them. He makes sure that every­one in his carom club pays their dues, although his gam­bling cus­tomers tend to under­mine his author­i­ty from time to time. Imraam plays the grown-up, but the camera cau­tious­ly reveals his child­ish sides and gives us a glimpse of Imraan’s life in this unique gam­bling uni­verse. The film­mak­er won the 3sat-Förder­preis for her head­strong and sen­su­ous camera style.