This film is a short fiction film directed by Clara Kraft Isono on location in Ladakh, India, with a small crew and on very reduced budget. Non-actors play all characters in the film and much of the dialogue was improvised to reflect their views and experiences. The film is spoken in Ladakhi, the language of the local Buddhist ethnic minority, a rural community whose culture is experiencing most acutely the changes that development is bringing to the region.
Screened in competition at; New York International Film Festival 2012 /New York City Independent Film Festival 2012 / Hawaii International Film Festival 2012 / Oaxaca Film Fest, Mexico 2012 / Raindance Film Festival, London 2012 / Clermont-Ferrand Film Festival 2013 / Short Shorts Film Festival Asia, Tokyo 2013 / East End Film Festival, London 2013 / International Documentary and Short Film Festival of Kerala,India 2013 / Adelaide International Film Festival, Australia 2013 .
Shortlisted for the One World Media Awards for Best Drama / Nominated Best UK Short category, Raindance Film Festival, London / Won the Jury Prize at the Puerto Rico International Short Film / Lucerne International Film Festival, Award of Merit / California Awards 2012 Silver Award Winner.
2012/ 17 min/ 1.66:1/ HD/ India-UK
Director: Clara Kraft Isono
Writer: Clara Kraft Isono
DP: Christine Lalla
Editor: Elisa Cepedal
Shot: Cannon 5D and with Zeiss Lenses.