Urmila: My Memory is My Power

Plot

Urmila wants to change Nepal, and as a young woman she fights with admirable energy against centuries-old social structures. She has but one goal: the end of child slavery. “Children go to school. Adults go to work!” Urmila shouts angrily in a protest march on the streets of Kathmandu. Together with her fellow campaigners she frees girls from captivity, demands of the Prime Minister the end of slavery, holds press conferences, travels the world, and all the while tries back at home in Ghorahi to complete the next year at school. This touching portrait follows Urmila’s quest for justice and her dream to end child slavery in Nepal. But first she must break through the control of those around her and conquer the inner demons of her own past.

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