Monday, March 16, 2009

The Sari Soldiers Trailer - Nepal - Julie Bridgham

The Sari Soldiers

90 minute Documentary
Filmed over three years during the most historic and pivotal time in Nepal’s modern history, The Sari Soldiers is an extraordinary story of six women’s courageous efforts to shape Nepal’s future in the midst of an escalating civil war against Maoist insurgents, and the King’s crackdown on civil liberties. When Devi, mother of a 15-year-old girl, witnesses her niece being tortured and murdered by the Royal Nepal Army, she speaks publicly about the atrocity. The army abducts her daughter in retaliation, and Devi embarks on a three-year struggle to uncover her daughter’s fate and see justice done.

The Sari Soldiers follows Devi and five other brave women, including Maoist Commander Kranti; Royal Nepal Army Officer Rajani; Krishna, a monarchist from a rural community who leads a rebellion against the Maoists; Mandira, a human rights lawyer; and Ram Kumari, a young student activist organising the protests to establish democracy. The Sari Soldiers intimately delves into the extraordinary journey of these women on all sides of the conflict, through the democratic revolution that reshapes the country’s future.

5 comments:

Gabby said...

tashi delek and peace to you.

Thank you for this. I seem to think sometimes that the Tibetan people are the only ones suffering from Chinese imperialism. This is a story told over and over across the world through time. And our country has been part of it.

tangobaby said...

That movie is playing here right now as part of the Human Rights Watch Film Festival... if I get to see it, I will let you know.

xoxo

mama d said...

Thank you for posting. I'll let my friend know!

Cynthia said...

Thank you for the post. I hope to see the documentary soon, Yoli. It's important for us to reach out to all those who suffer around this world.

Hajar said...

I wonder whether I'll be able to see this documentary here ... it seems intriguing.