DIRECTION: Maude Plante-Husaruk, Maxime Lacoste-Lebuis
SCRIPT: Maude Plante-Husaruk
CINEMATOGRAPHY: Maxime Lacoste-Lebuis
PRODUCTION: Maude Plante-Husaruk, Maxime Lacoste-Lebuis
EDITION: Maude Plante-Husaruk
MUSIC: Maude Plante-Husaruk
In a remote Himalayan region, the villagers of Maikot are preparing for the harvest of a mysterious aphrodisiac caterpillar mushroom worth more than gold. Lalita, a young mother, had to let go of her dreams after getting married because of the social pressures of
her community. As the whole village departs to the mountains, she joins the journey to the high-altitude pasturelands in the hope of providing a better life for her family through the hazardous harvest of the rare mushroom.
Maude Plante-Husaruk is a Canadian photographer and filmmaker whose work focuses on marginalized populations. She’s been interested in the Indian subcontinent, documenting inspiring humanistic stories of resilience and dignity. Maxime Lacoste-Lebuis is a Canadian composer and filmmaker. His compositions, known for their intricate blend of orchestral arrangements, ethic instruments and found sounds, have been used as soundtrack for numerous films and videogames. The Botanist, their first short film, was shot in Tajikistan and earned several awards.
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