march, 2021

202105mar(mar 5)12:01 am14(mar 14)11:59 pmBittuVirtual

Event Details

Set in a forgotten Himalayan community, this film follows eight-year-old Bittu. Unlike most girls in her village, Bittu is a streetwise charmer with a brilliantly foul tongue.

Chand is Bittu’s best friend and young protege; Polar opposites but always a team- they play, steal, fight and hustle together – reciting dirty jokes for quick money in crowded bus stops. The natural performer Bittu excels at all things street level. But at school things are different. 

Chand outperforms Bittu in every way – a keen student in a pristine uniform, she is naturally everybody’s favorite at school. Meanwhile, Bittu resents the rote and attends school for her free lunch. On this day, events escalate quickly between the two friends, bringing them to an end they never imagined. 

Directed by Karishma Dev Dube
India, United States | 2020
Drama, Social Issue
Subtitles: English

This short film screens as part of Shorts Block 4




Screening online Fri, March 5 – Sun, March 14