Get to know the short film: GULMARG – PARADISE ON EARTH, 14min, Australia

Documentary Short Film Festival

Directed by Cassie De Colling

A portrait of a small once wartorn mountain village that has been discovered as a new frontier for western ski tourism. The film explores the past and the future that Gulmarg is undergoing.

Director’s Statement:

Gulmarg, Paradise on Earth has been a momentous project from the beginnings. I traveled wot Kashmir originally to film a project on a NGO that was helping provide snowboards to Kashmiri youths. When I arrived in Kashmir the NGO had been abandoned and I no longer had a film. From there i decided I wasn’t travelling half way around the world to not make the most of the opportunity of being in Gulmarg. I met and interviewed many people. Chased different stories, dragged my camera up and down the mountains, stood out in the night doing time-lapses and harassed people for their time…

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