IN 2018. D: Priya Ramasubban. A: Priya Ramasubban. 90 min. Feature. Ladakhi OV with Eng. ST. and German voice-over. No age restriction. Recommended from age 7

The nine-year-old Chuskit lives with her family in an isolated Tibetan mountain village and has been wheelchair bound since an accident. It is clear to her grandfather that the girl is destined to live at home, but Chuskit cannot accept this at all. She wants to go to school and tries everything to change her family’s mind. Based on a true story, the gripping Indian film shows the resoluteness and strength of a girl who takes her future into her own hands and overcomes all resistance. (HA)

Winner “Amnesty International Prize”, 48. Giffoni FF (Italy); “Golden Gateway Award” in the section “Half Ticket”, 19. Mumbai FF (India); “Global Zoom Prize”, 13. Children’s FF Seattle (USA)

FRI, 20.9. l 9 am l Kino des DFF
SUN, 22.9. l 4 pm l Kino des DFF

THU, 26.9. l 9:30 am l CineStar Metropolis



Priya Ramasubban (*1972 in Chennai) is an Indian director and scriptwriter who travels the world filming on behalf of National Geographic. Her stories are rich in nuances and without one-sided interpretations. She developed her feature film debut CHUSKIT on a mentoring scholarship with screenwriter Jolein Laarman.

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