Ashmina, Dekel Berenson, UK, Nepal, 2018, 15’
Fiction, o.v. Nepali, English, German, Italian & English subtitles

WTFF5 – International Competition Short Films


Nestled between a beautiful lake and the Himalayas, Ashmina, 13, lives with her family at the outskirts of Pokhara, in Nepal, the world capital of paragliding. The remote and traditional town is also a busy tourist destination. Forced to skip school, Ashmina helps her family make ends meet by working at the landing field, packing the parachutes of foreign pilots in return for small change.

Director’s bio-filmography
Dekel Berenson (1979) is an award-winning Israeli filmmaker and storyteller currently based in London. He obtained a Master’s degree in International Relations and European Studies and travelled the world as a human and environmental rights activist. His 3rd film, Anna, premiered in competition at the 72nd Cannes Film Festival.


Directed by Dekel Berenson
Screenplay Dekel Berenson
DOP Vasco Viana
Sound Miguel Antunes
Editing Ricardo Mesquita
Sound Editing Hugo Leitao
Cast Dikshy Karki, Fabian Gleeson, Sadhana Bhandari, Prakat Pageni, Sachin Ragme
Production Dekel Berenson, Merlin Merton, Dominic Davey
Distribution 168 Wardour Filmworks