Even When I Fall (12A) + ScreenTalk

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Sheetal and Saraswoti met as teenagers in a Kathmandu refuge, survivors of child trafficking to corrupt Indian circuses and brought back across the border to a Nepal they could barely remember.

Over 6 years, they confront the families that sold them, seek acceptance within their own country and begin to build a future. They struggle against the odds, but inadvertently these girls were left with a secret weapon by their captors - their breathtaking skills as circus artists. With 11 other young trafficking survivors, Sheetal and Saraswoti form Circus Kathmandu – Nepal’s first and only circus.

As they take the bold step of bringing an unrecognised art form to the stages of Nepal, they simultaneously challenge the stigma against trafficked women. They discover the courage to perform in front of growing crowds, but unexpectedly they also find the strength to address their past.

An intimate, beautiful film that harnesses the visual power of circus to give a unique perspective into the complex world of human trafficking.

Directors Sky Neal and Kate McLarnon and producer Elhum Shakerifar join us after the screening for a discussion led by for Liz McIntyre (Director, Sheffield Doc Fest)

UK 2017 Dirs Sky Neal, Kate McLarnon 93 min

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This film is F-Rated. The F-Rating is a classification for any film which is directed by a woman, and/or written by a woman.

Presented in partnership with Women in Film and TV (UK)

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