8 - 17 August 2019


Ladakhi with English subtitles
Australian Premiere
Saturday, August 10, 09.00 PM | HOYTS District Docklands
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.'
Festivals and Awards
  • Amnesty International Award Winner - Giffoni Film Festival 2018
  • Golden Gateway Award for Best Feature Film
  • Half Ticket - 20th Jio Mami Mumbai
  • Film Festival With Star 2018
  • Global Zoon Prize - Children's Film Festival Seattle 2019
  • Best Screenplay in Feature Film SFAAF - South Film and Arts Academy Festival 2019
  • Best First Feature by The Director SFAAF - South Film and Arts Academy Festival 2018
  • Best Drama - Picture This ... International Film Festival 2019
  • Best In Festival - Picture This ... International Film Festival 2019
  • Special Mention Award - 4th Smile International Children's Film Festival 2019
  • Cultural Exchanges Awards - Feature Film - 7th Seoul Guro International Kids Film Festival 2019
  • Special Mention Award - Reel 2 Real International Film Festival for Youth 2019
  • Best Film 23rd Freeze Frame International Film Festival for Kids Of All Ages Winnipeg 2019
  • Best Feature Film Nomination Sharjah International Children's Film Festival 2018
  • Priya Ramasubban
  • Chuskit - Jigmet Dewa Lhamo, Dorje (Grandfather) - Morup Namgyal (Padma Shri), Tsering (Mother) - Yanchen Dolma, Stobdan (Brother)- Padma Chospel, Sonam (Father) - SS Wangchuk, Norbu (Neighbour) - Tsetan Angchok, Angmo (Chuskit's friend) - Stanzin Ngidon, Deskit (Chuskit's friend) - Yanchen Dolma, Ahmad (Doctor) - Satyadeep Misra
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