As part of our Film & Documentary Screening series this month we bring to you Daughter of Nepal by Surbhi Devan, followed by a brief discussion on the subject.
Programmed by Vasudha Wantu.
Despite growing up in the absence of her parents and her homeland, her future is intimately intertwined with them. She is determined to support her parents’ political struggle, and begin one of her own.
Daughter Of Nepal is the story of Manushi Yami Bhattarai, the unassuming daughter of two formidable political leaders of Nepal. As her parents prepared to go underground for the Peoples’ War in the mid- 1990’s, nine-year-old Manushi was sent across the border to live under an assumed identity. The film catches up with Manushi in 2009, soon after her return to the chaotic political scene of Kathmandu. A life in the public eye is new to her, yet it is something she has prepared for all her life. The film takes a poetic look at a rarely seen side of a revolutionary movement and presents a refreshing perspective on family, society and love for one’s homeland.
Duration: 34 minutes
Language: English, Nepalese ( with subtitles)
Director: Surbhi Dewan is an independent filmmaker. She enjoys weaving poetic narratives around themes of migration, identity and nostalgia. Her films connect personal portraits to larger socio-political landscapes. She has produced a number of short creative documentaries that have been showcased in film festivals across the world. Surbhi graduated with a Masters in Fine Arts in film from Rochester Institute of Technology, New York. www.paintedtreepictures.com/surbhidewan
Door 19:00 | Film 20:00 | Entry Free