I AM BELMAYA – Taking the Camera and Power into Her Hands

I AM Belmaya15

BUY TICKETS 7.30 pm Monday 18 October *followed by a Q&A with director Sue Carpenter.


DIRECTORS Sue Carpenter, Belmaya Nepali

Abington Barn is delighted to share with you details of an amazing story in a new film.

An inspiring documentary which follows a young woman’s transformational journey from an oppressed wife in a poor Nepalese community to pioneering filmmaker. Audiences will be treated to traditional Nepalese dancing from the Tang Ting Association before the film and afterwards a Q&A with director Sue Carpenter.

An inspirational and moving documentary about rebellion, courage and hope. Shot over five years, it follows Belmaya, a low-caste orphan from Nepal, as she battles to change her story and take charge of her life. Dominated by her husband, family and society, Belmaya is desperate for independence. Determined to create a better life for her young daughter, she trains as a documentary filmmaker, making her graduation film about the importance of education for girls. But are her resentful husband and conservative community ready for this?
(2021 UK 81 mins)

It’s an uplifting tale of determination and passion that teaches audiences that anything is possible with enough commitment and vision. It’s a message that will undoubtedly resonate with thousands of young women around the world and hopefully inspire them to pick up a camera, a paintbrush or a pen for themselves to tell their stories … 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. In other words, it works on every level. Andrew Murray, The Upcoming


18 Oct 2021


7:30 pm - 9:30 pm



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