Daughter Of Nepal
Director: Surbhi Dewan
Daughter Of Nepal is the story of Manushi Yami Bhattarai, the unassuming daughter of two formidable political leaders of Nepal. As her parents prepared to go underground for the Peoples’ War in the mid-1990’s, nine-year-old Manushi was sent across the border to live under an assumed identity. The film catches up with Manushi in 2009, soon after her return to the chaotic political scene of Kathmandu. A life in the public eye is new to her, yet it is something she has prepared for all her life. Despite growing up in the absence of her parents and her homeland, her future is intimately intertwined with them. She is determined to support her parents’ political struggles and begin one of her own. The film takes a poetic look at a rarely seen side of a revolutionary movement and presents a refreshing perspective on family, society and love for one’s homeland.