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Saturday, October 15 • 5:30pm - 7:15pm
Urmila: My Memory Is My Power

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Susan Gluth
2016 | 87 mins
Country of Production: Germany
Country Featured: Nepal
US Premiere | Director in Attendance
Saturday, October 15 | 5:30 pm | Program F26

Urmila, a young Nepalese woman, frees herself from a childhood of unimaginable trauma with a fierce determination to reclaim her life and fight for the human rights of others. Sold into slavery at the age of six in her Nepalese hometown and subjected to brutal abuse, she emerges with a dream to end child slavery in Nepal. Now 21, she is working to become a lawyer, a stepping stone toward her broader ambitions as an activist. She finds parallels in her experience as a slave and an aspiring professional woman as the pressures of expectation and systems of control in her field leave her feeling stripped of agency. Fighting against these limitations, she manages to effect change as she works to get into law school. Follow her quest for justice, self-actualization, and autonomy as this politically charged and deeply personal story unfolds. 

Co-presented by the Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany New York

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Saturday October 15, 2016 5:30pm - 7:15pm

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