Nestled between a beautiful lake and the Himalayas, Ashmina, 13, lives with her family at the outskirts of Pokhara Nepal, paragliding capital of the world. The remote and traditional town is also a busy tourist destination where the locals are profoundly affected by the swarms of tourists who visit it daily. Forced to skip school, Ashmina helps her family make ends meet by working at the landing field, packing the parachutes of foreign pilots in return of small change.
Smještena između prekrasnog jezera i Himalaje, Ashmina, 13, živi sa svojom obitelji na periferiji Nehala Pokhara, paraglidingom glavnog grada svijeta. Udaljeni i tradicionalni grad također je prometno turističko odredište gdje mještani snažno utječu navale turista koji ga svakodnevno posjećuju. Prisiljena da preskoči školu, Ashmina pomaže svojoj obitelji da sastavi kraj rada radeći na sletištu, spakirajući padobrane stranih pilota u zamjenu za male promjene
ABOUT the director:
Dekel Berenson is a writer, director, activist and graphic designer. Drawing inspiration from traveling to more than sixty countries, Dekel explores real-world social and humanitarian issues. His second short film, “Ashmina” won several prizes, including Best Short Film award at the 59th Krakow Film Festival and Best Live Action Short at the 36th Jerusalem Film Festival, qualifying the film for Academy Awards consideration. His third film, “Anna”, premiered as Official Selection in Competition at the 72nd Cannes Film Festival and won the Best British Short Film award at the 22nd BIFA awards.