Coral Gables Art Cinema
260 Aragon Avenue, Coral Gables, FL 33134

Chuskit

Florida Premiere

DIRECTED BY Priya Ramasubban

Country: India
Language: Ladakhi
Subtitles: English

Running Time: 90min
Film Year: 2019
Category: Jordan Ressler First Feature Film Award, Zeno Mountain Award

Sprightly Chuskit lives in a remote Himalayan village with her family, where she spends most of her time dreaming of the day she finally gets to go to school. Her dreams are cut short when a tragic accident renders her a paraplegic, bound to a wheelchair for the rest of her life. Now, she has to spend her days indoors, in the company of her tradition-bound grandfather Dorje. But Chuskit still dreams of the impossible, holding out hope that she might be able to attend school in spite of her circumstances. Chuskit finds herself at a crossroads: she will either have to get her grandfather to yield, or she will have to accept the path he has chosen for her?

The colors of northern India match the colorful characters in this heartwarming tale of a young woman carving an unexpected path for herself.

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credits

Director: Priya Ramasubban
Producer: Priya Ramasubban
Screenwriter: Priya Ramasubban
Executive Producer: Priya Ramasubban
Production Company: Kaavya Films PVT LTD

Music: Mathias Duplessy
Cinematographer: Arvind Kannabiran
Editor: Jabeen Merchant

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


Priya Ramasubban

Priya Ramasubban, born at the 30th August 1972 in Chennai, India is a reputed filmmaker who has traveled 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.

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