Sari Soldiers, The
zaterdag 27 maart 2010 - 16:00
After the film, Opzij journalist Renate van der Zee will moderate the Q&A with Mandira Sharma and filmmaker Julie Bridgham.
Documentary The Sari Soldiers follows six Nepalese women, each trying to shape the future of their country with the strength of their different convictions. These personal struggles are set against the backdrop of a civil war spinning increasingly out of control in which government troops clash with Maoist rebels. The women are supported in their efforts by human rights advocate Mandira Sharma, an activist on behalf of the victims of the Nepalese civil war. She received the Human Rights Watch Award in 2006 and 2007 for her work there.
Lawyer and human rights advocate Mandira Sharma headed an investigation to support victims of Nepal's civil war, a war that led to the deaths of over 13,000 people. Both sides of the conflict, government and Maoist rebels alike, committed human rights violations. Sharma was the first female lawyer to support the victims. Julie Bridgham's film, The Sari Soldiers, is about six women trying to flee the destructive force of the civil war and about the help they received from Mandira Sharma.