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15.-21. januar 2018

Program 2014

LIGHT FLY, FLY HIGH follows Thulasi, a young Indian girl born outside caste, and whose life is in many ways pre-determined. She is expected to marry and accept her place at the very bottom of the social ladder. But Thulasi dreams of a different life. She wants to be free, and enters the boxing ring to fight for independence. Through a sports program, young athletes in India can be recruited into government jobs. Thulasi has talent, but she is held back because of her background. She depends on the head of the boxing club to help her, but he expects things in return. Thulasi has no money and she refuses to be exploited.

Time is running out for Thulasi. Can she really stand a chance against a powerful superior? Only one thing is certain: She is willing to risk everything to achieve her goals.

Program: 
Orginal title: 
LIGHT FLY, FLY HIGH
Director: 
Susann Østigaard, Beate Hofseth
Screenplay: 
Susann Østigaard, Beathe Hofseth
Photography: 
Susann Østigaard
Run time: 
1 hour 20 min
Year: 
2013
Country: 
Norway
Producer: 
Susann Østigaard, Beathe Hofseth
Sales: 
Fri Film

Director info

Susann Østigaard (b. 1976) is a producer and director. She graduated from the Norwegian university colleges of Lillehammer and Volda, and she has worked as a film fotographer for Norwegian television. Beate Hofseth (b. 1977) is a producer and director. She graduated from the Volda University College and the TV academy NISS in Oslo. They have both made several documentary films.