Chuskit

(Children’s Film/Ladhaki/2018/90 mins)  Priya Ramasubban

19-May-2019 | 11:00 AM | Amaltas

Synopsis: 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.

Cast: Jigmet Dewa Lhamo, Morup Namgyal, Yanchen Dolma, Padma Chospel, SS Wangchuk, Tsetan Angchok, Stanzin Ngidon, Yanchen Dolma, Satyadeep Misra

Cinematography: Arvind Kannabiran

Editing: Jabeen Merchant

Writer: Priya Ramasubban

Sound: Satheesh PM

Music: Mathias Duplessy

Producer: Priya Ramasubban

Costume Design: Deepali Kosta Kabi

Director Bio: Priya Ramasubban is a reputed filmmaker who has travelled the world for over fifteen years making films for National Geographic, Discovery, History Channel and other major international broadcasters. She is a storyteller at heart and has the ability to deal with complex subjects in a nuanced way allowing for textured interpretation. She has written and directed Lost Kings of Israel (National Geographic), Divine Delinquents (National Geographic), several episodes on the long-running series Digging for the Truth (History Channel), episodes on the series Into the Unknown (Discovery Channel), an episode on Monster Fish (National Geographic) and several others notable productions. Priya was one of the six people chosen from all over India as a part of a screenwriter’s lab organized by the National Film Development Corporation where she received an opportunity to evolve her story for Chuskit under the mentorship of award-winning Dutch writer Jolein Laarman.

Age Limit: U

Festivals & Awards: Amnesty International Award at Giffoni Film Festival 2018, Half Ticket Winner at the 20th Jio Mami Mumbai Film Festival with Star 2018, Global Zoom Prize at the Children’s Film Festival Seattle 2019, Dharamshala International Film Festival 2019, International Film Festival of Kerala 2018