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LIGHT FLY, FLY HIGH
LIGHT FLY, FLY HIGH
Light Fly, Fly High
LIGHT FLY, FLY HIGH
directors :
Beathe Hofseth, Susann Østigaard
Norway Norway / 2013 / 80 min. / 12+
synopsis :

LIGHT FLY, FLY HIGH tells the personal and inspirational story about Thulasi, a young girl in contemporary India who refuses to accept her position at the very bottom of the social ladder.

Thulasi had a rough time growing up in a society where girls are expected to be obedient, dutiful and willing to get married when their parents tell them to. But Thulasi was always different. She doesn’t want to wear a saree, she’s not interested in cooking and she decided from an early age that she would never be anyone´s wife. Born outside a caste, she is expected not to dream of greater things, but Thulasi is determined to live life on her own terms. She wants to be someone. She wants to be a boxer.

LIGHT FLY, FLY HIGH follows this courageous girl through three eventful years with many unexpected turns. Taking the audience on a journey with extreme ups and downs, victories and defeats, both in the ring and in her personal life. The film was nominated in the First Appearance Competition at the 2013 International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam and won the Oxfam Global Justice Award in that same festival.

— from Official Site of LIGHT FLY, FLY HIGH

LIGHT FLY, FLY HIGH adalah sebuah kisah inspirasional dari Thulasi, seorang gadis India masa kini yang menolak terjebak di strata sosial paling bawah.

Thulasi lahir di masyarakat yang mewajibkan gadis-gadis untuk patuh, melayani, dan dengan sukarela menikah pada waktunya. Tapi Thulasi memang selalu berbeda. Ia tidak mau mengenakan kain sari, tidak suka memasak, dan sejak awal bersumpah tidak akan menikah. Dilahirkan di kasta terendah, ia tidak diijinkan punya cita-cita. Namun Thulasi bertekad berjuang hidup sesuai keinginannya. Ia ingin menjadi seorang petinju.

LIGHT FLY, FLY HIGH mengikuti perjalanan gadis pemberani yang penuh kejutan ini selama tiga tahun. Penonton dibawa melalui kejayaan dan keterpurukan yang ekstrem, kemenangan dan kekalahan Thulasi, baik di atas ring maupun di kehidupan pribadinya. Film ini menerima nominasi First Appearance Competition di International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam 2013 dan memenangkan Oxfam Global Justice Award di festival yang sama.

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festival & awards
Official Selection Göteborg International Film Festival 2014
Winner Oxfam Global Justice Award International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (IDFA) 2013
Nominee First Appearance Competition International Documentary Film Festival (IDFA) 2013
Nominee Doc U International Documentary Film Festival (IDFA) 2013
Official Selection International Film Festival and Forum on Human Rights, Geneva 2014
Official Selection International Women's Day, United Nation, Brussel 2014
Nominee Best Documentary One World Media Award 2014
Official Selection Tempo Dokumentärfilmfestival, Stockholm 2014
Winner Honorable Mention Peace Film Jury – Tromsø International Film Festival (TIFF) 2014
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