The journey of Sheetal and Saraswoti on EVEN WHEN I FALL, the story of Nepal’s first and only circus set up by the survivors of child trafficking will have its exclusive London premiere of the film on the 4th of April at the BFI Southbank. EVEN WHEN I FALL traces their journey over 6 years as they confront the families that sold them, seek acceptance within their own country and build a future. Their skills as circus artists become their strength as they form Circus Kathmandu.
The 93 minute long film follows their journey from Terai, Kathmandu to the Big Top at the Glastonbury Festival in the UK, a defining moment which generated a lot of attention for the group. I particularly liked the trailer for it really emphasised that this story was about overcoming challenging situations and being the master of your own destiny – as cliche as that may sound. A film like this is definitely a key moment for individuals such as Sheetal and Saraswoti to tell their story and pursue the direction of their desire.
The screening at BFI Southbank will be followed by a Q&A session with directors Kate McLarnon and Sky Neal and producer Elhum Shakerifar.