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Urmila – my memory is my power

AWARDS & NOMINATIONS PRE NOMINATION German Film Award 2016 PRICE OF THE MAYOR of Zakopane, Poland 2017 BEST FILM Kathmandu Mountainfilmfestival, 2016 SHORTLIST One World Media Award, London 2017 BEST DOCUMENTARY NAIFF Washington DC, 2017 Seal of Approval: HIGHLY RECOMMENDED SYNOPSIS Urmila wants to change Nepal. This young woman fights with admirable energy against centuries-old social structures. She has but one goal: the end of child slavery. Her political activities drive her to assume responsibility for others, but must also think of herself. “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 to Oslo and New York – and tries back at home in Ghorahi to complete the next year at school. She has big plans: she wants to study and become a lawyer. At the age of six Urmila Chaudhary was sold by her family as a household slave to …