We would like to thank all of you for supporting Project Didi and our partner Asha Nepal through the purchase of tickets for the screening of I AM BELMAYA.
We sold over 70 tickets and raised more than $1,600!
Belmaya and her daughter also received a portion of your contributions.
We hope you enjoyed the film produced by this inspiring young woman who was determined that her daughter would be able to ‘walk the right path’, through education. Her determination and resilience, along with the courage to challenge tradition and pursue the opportunities of filmmaking, has made her an amazing role model for other young women.
Here is what you thought of the film:
"I loved, loved, loved the film! I was completely engrossed."
"It will inspire many women and girls to reach higher throughout the world."
"Wonderful film. Had me in tears but ended in such joy."
"A powerful story of a brave young woman, taking charge of her life and future, despite the prejudice and limitations. Inspirational!"
We are currently setting up our screening schedule for 2022 and hope you will be able to join us.
Watch the trailer
Sue Carpenter, Director/Producer Sue has been involved in Nepal and women's rights for 20 years. A journalist and photographer, she moved into documentary filmmaking in 2013, and set up Tideturner Films, to make independent documentaries that spark social change. In 2006-07 she lived in Pokhara, running the My World, My View photo project, where she met Belmaya Nepali. Sue is a Founder Trustee of GlobalGirl Media UK, empowering young women through digital media training.
Project Didi Australia is committed to restoring hope, dignity and independence to women and girls in Nepal, who have experienced trafficking and gender-based violence, through trauma-informed care, family strengthening and reintegration, education and employment pathways.