Fri 5 April, 6.15pm | Phoenix Cinema, Leicester
Daughter of Nepal
Director: Surbhi Dewan
India, Nepal, USA 34 mins, English, Nepalese with English subtitles
A poignant documentary that captures a rarely seen side of a revolutionary movement. The daughter of two formidable political leaders of Nepal, Manushi Yami Bhattarai was sent across the border as her parents prepared to go underground for a Peoples’ War against the Nepalese monarchy.
Awarded ‘Best Documentary Film 1st Prize’ and ‘Best Director Documentary’ at the 7th Smita Patil International Film Festival, India in December 2018
Screening alongside documentary:
Daughters of the Polo God
Director: Roopa Barua
India, 33 mins, English, Meitelon with English subtitles
The shimmering emerald state of Manipur, India is the birthplace of modern polo with men having played there for several hundred years. Now it’s the turn for the young maidens to charge forward. A young polo sisterhood is developing in Manipur that ploughs on in spite of adversity and political turmoil. They are intensely connected to their sacred Manipuri pony and play an international tournament every year. Roopa Barua film is a tribute to these polo players, the modern Manipuri women and the saving the pony campaign.
Venue: Phoenix Cinema, Leicester
Fri 5 April, 6.15pm