Ashmina

Ashmina

film-roll Nepal, United Kingdom / Color / 16' / 2018

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.

5 Dec - 20:15 / Απόλλων
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Dekel Berenson

He is originally from Israel and completed a mandatory three-year service in the Israeli Defense Forces. In 2001 he went abroad to pursue his education, eventually acquiring a Masters in International Relations from the Central European University in Budapest in 2006. Moving forward, the next ten years of his work in writing, activism, and graphic design took him all over the world, where he explored more than sixty countries. Over the past three years, he has combined his two passions, making artistic films of high quality that bring to light real-world social and humanitarian issues. He is currently working on his first feature.

Director
Dekel Berenson
Screenplay
Dekel Berenson
Cinematography
Vasco Viana
Editing
Ricardo Mesquita
Music
Flash Fluharty
Sound Design
Miguel Antunes
Hugo Leitao
Film Cast
Dikshya Karki
Fabian Gleeson
Sadhana Bhandari
Prakat Pageni
Sachin Ragme
Producer
Dominic Davey
Merlin Merton
Language
English
Nepali
Filmography
Anna (2019)
The girls were doing nothing (2017)
Fiction Short Films