Light fly, fly high

“Light fly, fly high” tells the personal and inspirational story about Thulasi, a young girl in contemporary India who refuses to accept her position at the very bottom of the social ladder.

Thulasi had a rough time growing up in a society where girls are expected to be obedient, dutiful and willing to get married when their parents tell them to. But Thulasi was always different. She doesn’t want to wear a saree, she’s not interested in cooking, and she decided from an early age that she would never be anyone´s wife. Born outside caste she is expected not to dream of greater things, but Thulasi is determined to live life on her own terms. She wants to be someone. She wants to be a boxer. “Light fly, fly high” follows this couragous girl through three eventful years with many unexpected turns. Taking the audience on a journey with extreme ups and downs, victories and defeats, both in the ring and in her personal life.

Supported by Norwegian Film Institute, Danish Film Institute, Nordisk Film & TV Fond, Freedom of Speech Foundation, Norwegian Counsil of Mental Health/ExtraStiftelsen, Arts Council Norway and Fofogofo, NRK, DR, and RUV.

Light Fly, Fly High - Trailer from Beathe Hofseth on Vimeo.


Winner Best Documentary

Human Rights Arts & Film Festival, Australia, 2014
Winner Best Documentary

The Norwegian Documentary Film Festival 2014
Winner Best Documentary

Norway Tamil Film Festival 2014
Winner Best Documentary

One World Media Award, UK, 2014
Winner Best Documentary

Tromsø International Film Festival 2014
Honorable Mention
Nominated for the Peace Film Award

IDFA 2013
Winner of Oxfam Global Justice Award
Nominated for Doc U Award and in the First Apperance Competition

Fri Film AS, Susann Østigaard and Beathe Hofseth

Made in Copenhagen, Helle Faber

Susann Østigaard and Beathe Hofseth

Siv Lamark

Sound design
Morten Green, Peter Albrechtsen

Troels Abrahamsen, Kjetil M. Hovland, Mike Sheridan


58 / 80

NRK, DR, SVT, RUV, YLE Third Dimension

World premiere
IDFA, November 2013

Norwegian premiere
Tromsø International Film Festival, January 2014