Educate Our Daughters

Winner of the Short Film Competition at UK Asian Film Festival 2019 is the latest success for Belmaya’s first short film on the international film festival circuit. It has also been selected for the curated online archive at Women’s Voices Now. Interweaving her own journey from being labelled ‘cow-dung brain’ by her teacher to becoming a documentary filmmaker, with her dreams for her 5-year-old daughter’s future, Belmaya explores the state of education for girls in Nepal.

Poetic and powerful. It illustrates the importance of representation, lived experience, and decolonialising storytelling. Belmaya has made a film about her life that speaks to many girls across the country. It is so engrossing because everything in it is true; viewers in Nepal resonate with the story because it is real” – The Lancet

Official Selection:

Kathmandu International Mountain Film Festival (Dec 2017, World Premiere)

Pokhara International Mountain Film Festival (Dec 2017)

Nepal Human Rights International Film Festival (Mar 2018)

Chicago South Asian Film Festival (Sept 2018, North American Premiere)

Toronto Reel Asian Film Festival (Nov 2018, Canadian Premiere)                                                             Winner, Air Canada Award

UK Asian Film Festival (Mar-Apr 2019, European Premiere)                                                                           Winner, Best Short Film

Women’s Voices Now (seeking to amplify the voices of all women through the power of film to realize the aspirations of global women’s rights)

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