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I Am Belmaya 12 rating

An inspirational story of rebellion, courage and hope as Belmaya, a young Dalit woman in Nepal, silenced and subjugated for most of her life, takes up the movie camera to tell her story.

Documentary 2021 81 mins

Director: Sue Carpenter



Orphaned at the age of nine, uneducated, and trapped in an abusive marriage, Belmaya is desperate for independence and determined to create a better life for her young daughter in this extraordinarily intimate documentary. A directorial collaboration between Sue Carpenter and Belmaya Napali spanning 14 years, the story interweaves observational material with footage shot by Belmaya and takes us on a transformational journey as she stands up to her husband and society, and reclaims her voice through filmmaking.