Film screening: Even When I Fall (Huddersfield)
Date – Wednesday 28 July, 2pm-3.35pm
Venue: Festival Hub, The Piazza, Princess Alexandra Walk, HD1 2RS
Ticket price: Free (booking recommended)
Age guidance: 12A (under 16s should be accompanied by an adult)
“gripping, occasionally dreamlike and unexpectedly uplifting” The Times
“a privilege to hear these women tell their stories in their own clear-eyed words” The Guardian
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 barely remembered their home.
Even When I Fall traces their journey over six years, as they reclaim their breath-taking skills as circus artists and begin to build a future against the odds. Along with 11 other young trafficking survivors, they form Circus Kathmandu – Nepal’s first and only circus – 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.