Daughter of Nepal
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Daughter of Nepal’ is a poignant documentary that captures a rarely seen side of a revolutionary movement. The only 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. 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. 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 struggles and begin one of her own.
Awarded BEST DOCUMENTARY FILM 1st PRIZE and BEST DIRECTOR DOCUMENTARY at the 7th Smita Patil International Film Festival, India - December 2018.
Official Selection, 15th IAWRT Asian Women's Film Festival 2019, 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 - 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, monthly screening series at Hundred Years Gallery, London, UK - January 2020
Details about Manushi's mother Hisila Yami