Queen Of The Beach

Queen Of The Beach

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While on vacation in Goa, India, Canadian filmmaker Chris McDonell turns his camera on Shilpa Poojar, a 9-year-old beach hawker hustling tourists to buy clothes and jewelry from her seaside shop. Funny, charming and skilled beyond her years, she is a migrant worker from the unique Banjara people and the primary breadwinner for her family. Forging a connection in this chance encounter, Chris returns 3 times over the next 7 years to capture Shilpa's story of sacrifice and survival and help her achieve her childhood dream of going to school - a relentless effort that will test them both along the way.
Starring Shilpa Poojar, Christopher McDonell, Seeta Kyber Nayka
Director Christopher McDonell