Even When I Fall is a feature documentary about Circus Kathmandu, the first and only circus in Nepal, set up by two survivors of child trafficking.
Sheetal and Saraswoti met as teenagers in a Kathmandu refuge, both survivors of child trafficking to Indian circuses. They had been rescued and brought back across the border to Nepal, but what does the future hold for these young women returning to a home they barely remember?
Even When I Fall traces their journey over 6 years, as they reclaim their breathtaking skills as circus artists and begin to build a future against all the odds. Along with 11 other young trafficking survivors, they form Circus Kathmandu, creating a livelihood for themselves and simultaneously working to educate and challenge the deep-seated stigma against trafficked women.
This intimate, beautiful film harnesses the visual power of circus to give a unique perspective into the complex world of human trafficking.
“A pacy, visually arresting and humane doc that will leave a lump in your throat.” – LOUISA CAVELL, LITTLE WHITE LIES
The 6.40pm screening on Mon 28 May will be followed by a Q&A with co-director Kate McLarnon.