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.


‘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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We showed I Am Belmaya + Director Q&A between November 21, 2021 and November 22, 2021.

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