Khatte – The Choice of Freedom / 55 min / 2014
Dokumentarni film prikazuje življenje uličnih otrok, kateri živijo na ulicah Katmanduja že dolgo časa. Nastopata tudi dva protagonista, izmed katerih je eden bivši ulični otrok Sushil Babu Chetri, drugi pa je Lalit Shasi, ustanovitelj nevladne organizacije za pomoč otrokom v stiski. Sushil želi z otroki izpeljati gledališko predstavo na ulici in dokazati, da je možno uličnim otrokom pomagati tudi na drugačne načine, kakor to počnejo organizacije. Izkaže pa se, da njegova misija le ni tako preprosta, saj se sooča z veliko več težavami kakor je sam predvidel. Lalit Shasi se, kljub dejstvu, da v njegovi sirotišnici ni niti enega uličnega otroka, odloči, da se bo podal na ulico in rešil tri ulične otroke. Tudi on naleti na realnost ulice, ko uličnim otrokom želi nuditi prenočišče, hrano ter zaščito. Ali bodo otroci izbrali zaščito ali svobodo ulice?
Režiser Miha Mohorič
He is passionate travel writer and filmmaker who is documenting people’s ways of life and their culture in his films. As a multimedia engineer trained at the Institute and Academy of Multimedia, Ljubljana 2006, his interest in the profession improves at the Middlesex University, London, where in 2009 he graduated from the Media Production Management. The interest for the reasons that are shaping the civilisation and individual lives and their interactions, led to the study of cultural diversity and transnational processes in the Faculty of Arts in Ljubljana and Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, where in 2015 obtained a degree of the European Joint Master in Social and Cultural Anthropology. Today, he faces themes of his interest from wider perspective and is recognising in them the stratified complexity in a medium of film, which he is uncovering to wider audience. His main focus is socio-cultural thematic, specially the one which is in our society hidden or ignored. He is capturing censured everyday lives and unspoken stories from “ordinary people” through the camera lens and transform them into the film with the focus on the people themselves. FILMOGRAPHY: • “WHERE ARE YOU”, Short film (Tirana ARTLAB centre for Contemporary Art and Balkan Beyond Borders). • “ROBOTS DON’T CRY”, Video reportage (CAFEBABEL: Multiculturalism in Athens). • “TEA”, Observational film (Faculty of Arts Ljubljana, Department of Ethnology and Cultural Anthropology). • “CAPE EPIC 2011”, Sport Documentary (National Television RTV Slovenija). • “GENESIS”, Short film (Mountain Film Festival Domzale, Ljubljani 2011). • “Barcelona 14N”, Ethnographic film (Cafebabel Barcelona). • “3o1a”, Experimental film (Barcelona.) • “KLIK”, Web series (Hiddenwords Production). • “WHAT FOR”, Experimental documentary film (Hiddenwords Production). • “KHATTE: The choice of freedom”, documentary film (Hiddenwords Production).
This is a documentary film about long-term street children, living in Kathmandu and two protagonists ex street kid Sushil Babu Chetri and Lalit Shasi who run non-government organization for children in need. Sushil wants to direct street teater with street children as main protagonists, trying to show alternative ways how to help them and how to face this never ending problem. But his task turns out not to be as easy as it seems, facing more problems than he expected. Lalit Shasi, despite the fact that there are no street children in his orphanage, wants to safe three street kids from the street by giving them bed, food and safety in his organisation. But he faces the reality of the street and struggle to convince children to choose safety instead of freedom of the street.