Light Fly, Fly High

Susann Østigaard, Beathe Hofseth - 80''
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SYNOPSIS

Thulasi is a young, Indian girl who is literally willing to fight for the right to be herself. Born outside caste, she's expected to accept her position at the very bottom of the social ladder. But Thulasi is different. She wants to be independent. She wants to be a boxer. Three years back she ranked 3rd in India in the Light Fly category. But unfortunately Thulasi's talent has gotten her nowhere so far. She's been held back by her superiors, her main obstacle being the General Secretary of Tamil Nadu Boxing Association. He's the one in control of the girls' careers sends them for competitions. But he demands money and sex in exchange for his "favours". Thulasi has no money, and she refuses to sleep with him. So her future seems kind of dark. But then Thulasi takes her destiny into her own hands. The film follows Thulasi 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 her personal life.

CATEGORY

#letthembechildren

CAST

DIRECTOR:
Susann Østigaard, Beathe Hofseth
PRODUCER:
Susann Østigaard, Beathe Hofseth
CINEMATOGRAPHER:
Susann Østigaard
EDITOR:
Siv Lamark

INFORMATION

Country:
Norway
Year:
2013

TECHNICAL INFORMATION

Duration:
80' min