History cannot be relegated to the clinical pages of a school textbook. It is not the dead past. On the contrary, history is fraught with conflicting stories, and can be as divisive and contentious as the struggles it sets out to record.
Director Mrityunjay Devvrat attempts to interpret and chronicle one such page from history - the systematic genocide carried out by the West Pakistani militia that wreaked havoc in erstwhile East Pakistan. Children of War looks, pointedly, at the brutal abuse of women that took place during the Bangladeshi liberation war of 1971.