Sebastopol Documentary Film Festival 2020

SCA Who Are You? Program 4: Queen Of The Beach and Butterfly

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Who Are We as communities? This program looks at our identity within our communities and how our communities are defined.

While on vacation in Goa, India, Canadian filmmaker Chris McDonell turns his camera on Shilpa Poojar, a 9-year-old beach hawker hustling tourists to buy clothes and jewelry from her seaside shop. Funny, charming and skilled beyond her years, she is a migrant worker from the unique Banjara tribe and the primary breadwinner for her family. Forging a connection in this chance encounter, Chris returns 3 times to capture Shilpa’s empowering story and help her achieve her childhood dream of going to school

  • Year
    2019
  • Runtime
    106 minutes
  • Language
    English,Hindi
  • Country
    Canada
  • Director
    Christopher McDonell (Cleetche)