It was an age-old custom in the Himalayan Kingdom of Bhutan to keep the doors open, only closing it before bed. If doors were closed during the day, neighbors would become anxious. This short film follows the life of a girl, Pema, from infancy to adulthood, spanning over half a century. The film is divided into four chapters, each representing a season, roughly every two decades in the girl’s life.

The Open Door

2018 BT 15 min
Festival Year: 2019
Types: Narrative, Short
Topic: Global Perspectives