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Geography Film Screening: Daughter of Nepal

Friday, November 15, 2019
12:00pm – 1:00pm

Storrs Campus
AUST 163

Screening of "Daughter of Nepal", followed by dialogue between film-maker Surbhi Dewan and Debanuj DasGupta about gender, sexuality and geopolitics in South Asia.

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. She is determined to support her parents' political struggle, and begin one of her own. The film takes a poetic look at a rarely seen side of a revolutionary movement. Director & Producer: Surbhi Dewan Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eVmToYPqUL8

Surbhi Dewan is a film director, writer & producer. Her films explore intersections and overlaps between political conflict, gender, migration, memory and personhood. She uses creative audio-visual techniques to mould poetic, intimate and engaging narratives. Surbhi is deeply committed to presenting unique perspectives and humanizing ‘the other’ through her work. Her notable independent films include Daughter of Nepal (2018) and A Thin Wall (2015).

Surbhi has also produced award-winning media content for various clients with her New Delhi-based production company, Painted Tree Pictures. She is a member of the International Association of Women in Radio & Television, India chapter. She graduated with an MFA in film from Rochester Institute of Technology, New York, and received her BA degree in Political Science from Lady Shri Ram College, Delhi University.

Contact:

Debanuj DasGupta [debanuj.dasgupta@uconn.edu]

Geography Department (primary), Asian American Studies Institute, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Political Science, UConn Master Calendar, Women's Gender and Sexuality Studies

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