From the streets to the battlefield, six courageous women caught up in the Nepali civil war find a voice to tell their stories in the documentary Sari Soldiers. Directed by Julie Bridgham, Sari Soldiers presents the ten-year civil war between the monarchy of Nepal and the Maoist rebels through the eyes of women.
When one of the women, Devi, witnesses her daughter being tortured by soldiers, she speaks out against the injustice taking place in her country. As a consequence, her daughter is kidnapped and Devi embarks on a journey to find her daughter and the truth.
After a short-lived democracy in 1959, Nepal was ruled by a monarchy from 1962 to 2008. For a decade, the Maoists waged war on the monarchy and threw Nepal into a violent civil conflict. As a result of the Maoist threat the monarchy limited liberties, causing more unrest.
On April 4th, Sari Soldiers will be screened in the Winston room. Director Julie Bridgham will also be present to talk about the making of the film and to answer any questions.