The Indian film Chuskit (2019), directed by Priya Ramasubban, won in the international category, the Special Jury Award of the International Film Festival for Children and Youth Awards. The film will be shown in its original version but with both English and French subtitles
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.
Double subtitling (English/French)
In collaboration with Centre Kabor Arts and Culture