Chaddr - A River Between Us / Chaddr – Unter uns der Fluss (88')
Director: Minsu Park
Country: GermanyScreenwriter: Gregor Koppenburg
Editor: Ulrike Tortora
Sound: Andreas Goldbrunner
Score: Henrik Ajax
Production company: Karbe Film GmbH
Awards: DOK.fest Munich 2020, FFF Documentary Talent Award
Synopsis: 17-year-old Stanzin is about to graduate from high school in Ladakh, in the Kashmir region, India. She is the last generation who has to follow a dangerous mountain pass to get from her home village to school. Global warming and technological progress in the region change the lives of people rapidly. A lot is at stake for Stanzin, who undertakes her last way to school before taking her final exams and leaving her home town forever.
Director’s bio: Minsu Park is a German director and cinematographer of South Korean origin. His graduation film at the University of Television and Film in Munich SEWOL-Paused in Time (2017) won numerous awards, including Studio Hamburg Best Documentary Award, Bavarian Culture Prize and Grimme Prize. ''Chaddr: A River Between Us'' is his second feature documentary.