A story over 10 years in the making, I Am Belmaya is a feature-length documentary by Sue Carpenter about a remarkable young woman’s transformational journey into filmmaking in patriarchal Nepal. Taking the movie camera into her own hands, Belmaya stands up to oppression and takes charge of her story – and her life.


I Am Belmaya speaks to all women around the world who have been silenced and disregarded. It demonstrates the power of being able to speak out and be heard, and reminds us that we can find inner strength to stand up to dominating forces and make our own choices.

Help us to get Belmaya’s story out. You’ll be helping her to tell women’s stories, and in turn helping to transform more lives in Nepal.