Punki en Ganshyam, een tweeling in India

Louk Vreeswijk Short documentary - 1989 - 26 min.

NFF Archive

You are now in the NFF Archive. The archive contains contains information on film, TV and interactive productions that were screened at past festival editions. The NFF does not dispose of this material. For this, please contact the producer, distributor or broadcaster. Sometimes, older films can also be found at the Eye Film Museum or the Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision.

Short youth film deals with a twin that each go their own way. The boy is important, because he is a boy. But what about the girl?

Of Indian twins, the boy Ganshyam is allowed to attend school, because he is a boy. The girl Punki has to help her mother collect and dry manure for the oven, sweep the yard and bake cookies. No matter how badly she wants it, she is not welcome at school. When one day Ganshyam goes to the market with his father to sell his pottery, Punki sees her chance: dressed as a boy, she goes to her brother's school.


Director(s) Louk Vreeswijk
Production Company Musch & Tinbergen
Director of Photography
Sound on Set
Production Country