True Hearts

This is the story of a child who has been lost in the woods since he was a baby and has somehow survived on his own for so long. One day two hikers find him in the cave where he was seeking shelter, and take him back to the foster home they run. The child has never learned to speak and therefore communication with him is impossible. But the youngest of the foster children somehow finds a way make friends with him and get him to calm down and not be afraid of the others. The others try various ways, like the use of different languages and other forms of communication through dance, art and music, to try to get him to come out of his shell. Eventually he learns how to speak a few words because of the love and understanding of the youngest foster child. This shows that love is the best form of communication.

Staged At

Institute Menezes Braganza, Panaji on the 16th of November 2015


Children from Bethesda Life Centre Orphanage in Santa Cruz.

Directed By

Diniz Sanchez

Script By

Mitalee Bhattacharya

Photography captures the story one fails to put into words.