Light Fly, Fly High
|Director(s)||Beathe Hofseth, Susann Østigaard|
|Producer(s)||Beathe Hofseth, Fri Film, Helle Faber, Made in Copenhagen, Susann Østigaard|
|Writer(s)||Beathe Hofseth, Susann Østigaard|
Thulasi, a young Indian woman in her 20s, is willing to literally box her way out of poverty and into a better life. A Dalit or “untouchable” born outside of caste, she rejected her place on society’s lowest rung at an early age and was forced to leave her parents’ home when only 14. Ten years later, despite her impressive record in the ring, ranking 3rd in India’s Light Fly category, Thulasi remains stuck at the bottom, deprived of opportunities she rightly deserves.
Despite an uphill battle against sexual harassment, poverty and the pressure to marry, Thulasi refuses to compromise herself and her goals and takes her destiny into her own hands. Filmed over three eventful years, the movie is a gripping and inspirational story of a courageous young woman who refuses to be anyone’s victim and ends up a hero of her own making against all odds.