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 India, (IIC) New Delhi - 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 - April 2019

By invitation, Cineaste International Film Festival of 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

Nepal Screening Tour:

July 22, 2019: Voice of Women Media hosted a screening at the Nepal Law Campus, Exhibition Road.
July 23, 2019: Screening at Mandala Theatre, Anamnagar.
July 24, 2019: Film Critics' Society of Nepal hosted a screening at Martin Chautari, Thapathali.
July 25, 2019: Screening at Sarangi Cafe, Thamel.
July 26, 2019: Voices of Women Media hosted a screening at Thames International College, Old Baneshwor.

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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