I Am Belmaya + Director Q&A12A

Directed by Sue Carpenter | UK | 2021 | 1h 21m | Starring Belmaya Nepali

Belmaya, a young Nepalese woman strives to break away from her controlling husband and family by training as a documentary filmmaker. Determined to create a better life for her young daughter, she gains the skills and confidence to forge a new path. An inspirational and moving tale of rebellion, courage and hope, spanning 14 years, as Belmaya battles to take charge of her life.

One-off screening followed by an in-person Q&A with the film’s director, Sue Carpenter.

Reviews

‘As well as being a remarkable tale of an extraordinary person, the genius of this documentary likewise lies in its thoughtful examination of the genre and the subsequent impact.’
★★★★★
Andrew Murray, The Upcoming

‘This documentary serves us a bit of roughage – a look at poverty and misery in Nepal – but sweetens it with a triumph-over-adversity tale.’
★★★★
Edward Porter, The Sunday Times

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