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Daughter of nepal

Documentary film • 34 minutes • Nepal, India

Directed & Produced by Surbhi Dewan

Presented by Painted Tree Pictures

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. She is determined to support her parents' political struggle, and begin one of her own. The film takes a poetic look at a rarely seen side of a revolutionary movement.

Awarded BEST DOCUMENTARY FILM 1st PRIZE and BEST DIRECTOR DOCUMENTARY at the 7th Smita Patil International Film Festival, Pune, India - December 2018.

Official Selection, 15th IAWRT Asian Women's Film Festival 2019, New Delhi, India - March 2019.

Official Selection, 21st UK Asian Film Festival, (SOAS) London - March, 2019.

Official Selection, South Asian Short Film Festival, (Nandan Theatre) Kolkata - March 2019.

By invitation, Artistes Unite Festival, (Conflictorium) Ahmedabad, India - March 2019.

Official Selection, Shahu International Short Film Festival, (NFAI) Pune, India - April 2019.

Educational Screening, Ambedkar University Delhi, New Delhi, India - April 2019.

By invitation, Cineaste International Film Festival of India, Noida, India - April 2019.

By invitation, 6th Arunachal Film Festival, Itanagar, India - April 2019.

Official Selection, International Documentary & Short Film Festival of Kerala, India - June 2019.

Kathmandu Screening Tour, Nepal (five screenings across different venues) - July 2019.

Official Selection, Indian Documentary Film Festival of Bhubaneswar, India - September 2019.

Official Selection, Oaxaca FilmFest (New Industry Selection), Oaxaca, Mexico - October 2019.

Official Selection, Mustard Seed Film Festival, Philadelphia, USA - October 2019.

Educational Screening, St. John Fisher University, Rochester, New York, USA - October 2019.

Educational Screening, George Washington University, Washington DC, USA - November 2019.

Official Selection, 13th VIBGYOR Film Festival, Thrissur, Kerala, India - November 2019.

Educational Screening, University of Connecticut, Connecticut, USA - November 2019.

By invitation, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh, India - January 2020.

By invitation, monthly screening series at Hundred Years Gallery, London, UK - January 2020.

By invitation, Kaleidoscope Film Festival, IIT Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh, India - February 2020.

Official Selection, South Asian Feminist Film Festival (online) - November 2020. 

Official Selection, New Delhi Film Festival (online) - March 2021.

Read the story behind the film here

TEASER: "There's still more to do" 

TEASER: "This is what it means to be underground" 


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