Very relevant video. This is a documentary which investigates the contrasting lives that Nepali students in the UK have. To make it clear, students that have recently joined various educational institutes in UK from Nepal generally have it more difficult here as they come with a International Student status which limits them in terms of working and they are far from their support system; being their family. This is in stark contrast to Nepali students who have been living and studying here for a long time, mostly due to their Gurkha background. These fortunate students are mostly living with their family.
Words from the maker of the video; Soya Budrathoki:
I chose the name “NEPATHYA” because “NEPATHYA” in Nepali means “behind the curtains” meaning the importance of the backstage, the silent players behind the main actors. My documentary in a way compares the lives of those youths who have migrated with the people who are based here in the UK itself. So hence the Nepathya behind us, for example in this documentary with Major Tikendra Dal Dewan and Pushpa and their family, other financial+emotional support which plays a huge role in the background of their lives. I think the meaning of the title signfies the whole content of the project, that’s why “Nepathya” was chosen for the title of my documentary.