Youth Juror Program

96-year-old Karthiyani Amma lived a life sweeping temples in India. Decades later she broke with tradition returning to school. There, she shattered expectations, earning the top score in her class. Her inspirational story is proof that it’s never too late to realize your dreams.

[SSFF & ASIA Selection]

  • Director:Vikas Khanna
  • India
  • 2021
  • 16min.
  • color
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SSFF & ASIA 2022 – Biogen Award


Screening Dates, Times, and Venues

* This programme has 5 short films

Sep.18 (Sun.) 10:00-
Kinsho Hall

Sep.19 (Mon.) 10:00-
Bus Terminal

* Only if there are vacant seats, tickets are available at the door.

Guest Talk

Sep.18 (Sun.) 10:00-
After screening

Vikas Khanna

An internationally acclaimed Indian American chef and one of the 1st Indian chefs to be awarded a Michelin Star in the U.S. He was also featured amongst the 10 most influential chefs in the world by Deutsche Welle. An author of 37 books, and documentarian. The Last Color marked his debut as a film writer/director.

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