Original title: Chuskit
Director: Priya Ramasubban
India, 2018, fiction, 89 minutes
Original version with french narration
Contact: Renate Zylla – Festival Agent
Sprightly Chuskit’s dream of going to school is cut short when she is rendered a paraplegic after an accident. She’s confined to life indoors in the company of her strict grandfather, Dorje. Chuskit continues to harbor hopes of school but Dorje tries to make her understand that school can’t handle her needs. As life at home gets harder, her battle with her grandfather exacerbates. Caught in between their struggle are Chuskit’s parents and her enterprising brother who want to respect the old world views that Dorje represents, but also want to keep Chuskit’s spirit alive. Chuskit will have to get her grandfather to yield or she will have to accept the reality he has chosen for her.
Tuesday March 5th – 11:00 am
Thursday March 7th – 12:00 pm