Sari Soldiers

General Information

Author/Creator
Bridgham, Julie, director.
Language
Nepali, English.
Subtitles
English
Published
United States : Butter Lamp Films ; LLC, 2008.
Physical Description
DVD-ROM (92 min.)

Contents/Summary

Summary
Filmed over three years during the most historic and pivotal period of Nepal's modern history, "Sari Soldiers" is an extraordinary story of six women's courageous efforts to shape Nepal's future in the midst of an escalating civil war against Maoist insurgents, and the King's crackdown on civil liberties. When Devi, mother of a 15-year-old girl, witnesses her niece being tortured and murdered by the Royal Nepal Army, she speaks publicly about the atrocities. The army abducts her daughter in retaliation, and Devi embarks on a three-year struggle to uncover her daughter's fate and see justice done. The film follows Devi and five other brave women, including Maoist Commander Kranti; Royal Nepal Army Officer Rajani; Krishna, a monarchist from a rural community who leads a rebellion against the Maoists; Mandira, a human rights lawyer; and Ram Kumari, a young student activist organizing the protests to reclaim democracy. Sari Soldiers intimately delves into the extraordinary journey of these women on opposing sides of the conflict, through the democratic revolution that reshapes the country's future.

Subjects

Genre
Documentary films

Bibliographic Information

Note
Verzio Film Festival Submission

Holdings

Item Type Current Location Collection Call Number Volume Info Shelving Location Public Note
DVD-ROMOSA Film LibraryOSA Film LibraryFL Record 2458---