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The Mountain & The Maiden

  • 20min
  • Shmuel Hoffman
  • Anton von Heiseler
  • United States
  • 2020


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This is the story of a day in the life of Aspiya. A 10-year-old girl living with her younger brother, older sister and parents in a one-room-shack in New Delhi near Asia’s biggest landfill.    

Aspiya is the main supporter of her family. Every single day she walks up the landfill in order to collect trash that then will later be sold to companies that reuse the materials for their products.

While the subtext is pollution, child labor, our modern lifestyle of waste the main thing is that you can be happy no matter the circumstances. This film is about the human crave for happiness and how, despite dire circumstances, your outlook on life determines the inner quality of your life.

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This film is part of our International Short Films Category, proudly presented by Shift72.

Director

Shmuel Hoffman

Producer

Sheikh Ayub

Producer

Margelit Hoffman

Language

Bengali