THE LITTLE KITE is a story of rebellion and redemption set around the Mayan "Day of the Dead" in Guatemala. Believing an impulsive rebellious action has somehow caused the death of her beloved Grandfather, 8-year old Tomasa seeks redemption by making a kite to fly in an important Mayan kite festival, despite a jealous older cousin’s efforts at sabotaging her.
THE LITTLE KITE is a new film from director James F. Robinson (STILL BREATHING). It is a dramatic feature film to be produced by ZapPictures and shot on location in the stunning western highlands of Guatemala. It features a child protagonist in a universal drama in the tradition of De Sica’s THE BICYCLE THIEVES, Truffaut’s 400 BLOWS and Kiarostami’s WHERE IS THE FRIEND'S HOUSE.
This authentic, female-centric
film celebrates the mysteries
of the 3000-year-old traditions
of Mayan craft. It is a deep dive
into the majesty and power of
human creation, and the
profound victory of getting
back up, when Life knocks
THE LITTLE KITE will be
produced in remote Mayan
communities in Guatemala, featuring a indigenous Mayan cast.
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One-Page Synopsis HERE
Photo Gallery HERE
"Look Book" Presentation (PDF) HERE
Full Synopsis & Director's Notes HERE
Newspaper interview (Guatemala) HERE
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