Magazine article New Internationalist

Even When I Fall

Magazine article New Internationalist

Even When I Fall

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Even When I Fall (93 minutes)

co-d¡rected by Kate McLarnon and Sky Neal

Six years in the making, this revealing, resonating doc opens by telling us that 10,000 children are trafficked from Nepal to India, many of them to slavery in circuses. Saraswoti was one of them, sold at the age of eight. At 14 she was married to the circus owner's son. By 17 she'd had three children. At 25, after her husband's death, she was returned to her family in Nepal.

She was beaten, where her circus costume would hide the bruises, and though she has a grace and fluency there's a detachment that suggests an otherworldliness. She doesn't talk easily about her experiences, but says she no longer feels love for the family who gave her away. Her friend Sheetal says the same, and doesn't know her age, or caste. …

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