synopsis

Celebrated independent Directors Fred Burns and Daniel Grasskamp present ‘Father Will I See Again?’ a documentary short about a teenage brother and sister from a modest Muslim family, who are both battling a rare genetic condition that causes blindness.

The pair, who live with their family in Jeedimetla, a poor urban community on the outskirts of Hyderabad in India, both suffer with Xeroderma pigmentosum (XP), a rare genetic condition that makes them highly sensitive to sunlight and which is slowly robbing them of their eyesight.

Ameer and Sadiya dream of becoming a pilot and a doctor, but have been forced to stop attending school because of their declining eyesight. Join them as they grab a lifeline that could restore their dreams: a life-changing treatment offered by The Tej Kohli Foundation.

‘Father Will I See Again?’ brings a new story into the light and shows that the real tragedy of curable blindness is not the needless darkness or the isolation. It’s that when a young person is deprived of their vision, they are also deprived of their hopes, their dreams and their prospects.