The formation of Nepal’s first circus is told through the stories of two female victims of human trafficking as they rebuild their lives and confront age-old prejudices.
Filmed over six years, Even When I Fall is an intimate and beautiful documentary touching on the importance of education and the need for female empowerment.
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.
Even When I Fall traces their journey as they confront the families that sold them, seek acceptance within their own country and begin to build a future. They struggle against the odds and without education, 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.
Running Time: 1hr 33mins
BBFC Advice: TBC
Director(s): Sky Neal & Kate McLarnon
Country of Origin: UK
Year of release: 2017
Language(s): Nepali with English subtitles
This screening will be followed by a Q&A with director Kate McLarnon and producer Elhum Shakerifar.