Synopsis: In an impoverished country, a young girl is torn between her financial obligation to her family and the influence of the foreign visitors she meets. Nestled between a beautiful lake and the Himalayas, 13-year-old Ashmina lives with her family at the outskirts of Pokhara Nepal – known as the paragliding capital of the world. Forced to skip school, Ashmina helps her family make ends meet by working at the landing field, packing the parachutes of foreign pilots for small change.
About the Director: Dekel Berenson is a former strategic start-up consultant turned award-winning filmmaker. His travels in remote locations, like the North Pole and Mount Everest, inspired him to commit his energies and creativity to writing and directing films that examine relationships across boundaries of culture and society. He returned to London in 2016 to write, direct, and produce his first film, The Girls Were Doing Nothing, which was screened in more than 50 festivals worldwide. Ashmina is his second short film, which premiered at the 62 BFI London Film Festival.