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The Sari Soldiers

Julie Bridgham

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Dutch premiere

Festival year: 2010

When Devi, mother of a fifteen-year-old daughter, witnesses her niece being killed by the Royal Army of Nepal, she decides to speak out in public on this crime. In retaliation for her open-heartedness the army kidnaps her daughter. 'The Sari Soldiers' follows Devi on her quest to find her daughter and in her struggle for justice. Apart from Devi, five other brave women are portrayed who, based on different convictions, try to shape Nepal’s future. They do this against the background of an intensifying civil war between the armed forces and the Maoist insurgents. The rebels have stepped up against king Gyanendra who is in power since his brother killed their father in 2001. The new king does not have much consideration for democracy and seeks to curtail civil liberties in Nepal. Although the women have different points of view regarding the conflict, director Julie Bridgham has succeeded admirably in getting their stories across. The documentary has received several prizes, including the Nestor Almendros Prize from the Human Rights Watch International Film Festival.


Nepal, United States 2008, 92 min.


Spoken language: English, Nepali

Subtitles: English

Official website:


Women Make Movies

+1 2129250606

Dutch distribution:

Illumina Films

+31 206248395

World sales:

Illumina Films

+31 206248395

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When & where?

  • Saturday, March 27, 2010 - 16:00

    Filmhuis Den Haag zaal 3

  • Monday, March 29, 2010 - 19:15

    Filmhuis Den Haag zaal 6

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