TASHI and TSHERING grew up together in a remote village in Bhutan. The two 13 year old girls are opposites of the same coin. While Tashi likes daydreaming and behaving as a tomboy instead of practising Buddhist rituals in her grandfather’s monastery, Tshering studies and works at her family’s farm. When both get selected into the first national women football team, an inseparable bond develops in a faraway training camp. They share the same bed whispering secrets during the night and supporting each other on the field. To stay at the academy they must perform at a re-selection in a year’s time. But while Tshering becomes the best player in the team, Tashi is lagging behind. The film follows the story of their intimate friendship until the moment they compete with each other. Will they stay together or will they have separate destinies?
We choose to tell the story of this new generation who are experiencing new kinds of freedom and challenges in modernizing Bhutan because we have a common passion of making films about youngsters. This cultural clash between the tradition and so called modern world where Tashi and Tshering have to find their own ways will make this film unique and the same time universal.
Films from Bhutan are rarely seen by the international audience as Bhutan is just beginning to open its doors to the outside world. Few independent films are made in Bhutan among which documentaries are almost non-existent. As co-directors now we have an exclusive access to bring a Bhutanese story to the international audience.
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