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Even When I Fall

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.

Event Information

Running Time: 1hr 33mins

BBFC Advice: TBC

Director(s): Sky Neal & Kate McLarnon

Country of Origin: UK

Year of release:

Language(s): Nepali with English subtitles

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