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I Am Belmaya (12A)

26-27 October

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Key

  • A Autism friendly
  • C Captioned
  • D Dementia friendly

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Dominated by her husband, family and society, Belmaya is desperate for independence. Born in a poor hill village in Nepal, a Dalit (the lowest, ‘untouchable’ caste), orphaned aged nine, and trapped in an abusive marriage with a baby daughter, Belmaya, at 21, has given up hope of finding happiness.

Rewind to 2006, when Belmaya, then a feisty teenager living in a girls’ home in Pokhara, participated in a photo project. Impassioned and inspired, she was eager to change her discriminatory world through photography. But that window closed when the home locked away her camera.

Now she gets a second chance, this time to train in documentary filmmaking. Picking up the camera once more, her old spark returns. Determined to create a better life for her young daughter, Belmaya gains the skills and confidence to forge a new path. She embarks on her graduation film about the importance of education for girls. But are her resentful husband and conservative community ready for this?

An inspirational tale of rebellion, courage and hope, shot over five years, as Belmaya battles to change her story and take charge of her life.

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  • Director Sue Carpenter
  • Co-Director Belmaya Nepali
  • Country UK
  • Year of Production 2021
  • Language Nepali and English with English subtitles
  • Running Time 1h21m
  • Certificate 12A - domestic abuse, suicide references, strong language, discrimination

All Monday to Friday shows before 5pm have capacity capped at 50% (unless otherwise stated). All other screenings have full unlimited seating capacity (unless otherwise stated).

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