FILM SCREENING OF “EVEN WHEN I FALL” BRINGS INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY EVENTS IN TROWBRIDGE TO A CLOSE
Getting Together Through Films is presenting the documentary film Even When I Fall as part of the events sponsored this year by West Wiltshire Multi Faith Forum to celebrate International Women’s Day.
The film screening will be on Saturday 30th March at 2pm at Town Hall Arts, Market Street, Trowbridge and it will be followed with light refreshments and Moroccan tea. This will be a free event as WWMFF works to offer accessible activities to the whole community. However, it’s highly recommended to book tickets in advance as the venue capacity is only 80 seats. Bookings can be made online at http://www.townhallarts.co.uk, by phone 01225 774306 or in person at Town Hall Arts.
The documentary Even When I Fall (2017, Nepal, UK), directed by Kate McLarnon and Sky Neal, shows the unbelievable story of Nepal's first circus, which was set up by survivors of child trafficking. As mentioned on the official website:
“Sheetal and Saraswoti met as teenagers in a Kathmandu refuge, both survivors of child trafficking to Indian circuses. They had been rescued and brought back across the border to Nepal, but what does the future hold for these young women returning to a home they barely remember? Even When I Fall traces their journey over 6 years, as they reclaim their breath-taking skills as circus artists and begin to build a future against all the odds. Along with 11 other young trafficking survivors, they form Circus Kathmandu – Nepal’s first and only circus – creating a livelihood for themselves and simultaneously working to educate and challenge the deep-seated stigma against trafficked women. This intimate, beautiful film harnesses the visual power of circus to give a unique perspective into the complex world of human trafficking”.
Even When I Fall was first screened at the Town Hall last autumn at a private event organized by Cinema For All. In 2017 it was part of the programme for FilmBath. Town Hall Arts now has the rare opportunity of a second screening, this time open to all members of the general public. This spectacular film is considered Triple F-Rated and is classified as suitable for 12 years old and over.
This is also a remarkable event for Getting Together Through Films, which started celebrating International Women’s Day two years ago with the screening of the documentary Sonita (2015, Germany, Switzerland, Iran) by Rokhsareh Ghaemmaghami. The event was an overwhelming success with a full house of 80 women from different cultural backgrounds who enjoyed the film. A similar experience was repeated for International Women’s Day in 2018 with the film screening of Women of the Silk Road (2017, Iran, Oman, Tajikistan, Turkey) by Yassamin Maleknasr, which included a skype Q&A with the director from Teheran.
During the last two years, Getting Together Through Films has screened 12 independent feature films and 7 short films showcasing realities from Colombia, Peru, Morocco, India, Pakistan, Syria, Palestine, the Philippines and the UK. These films have raised awareness of the current issues in those countries and have provided an opportunity for people from some of those minority groups to share their opinions.
This film screening has been possible with the sponsorship of West Wiltshire Multi Faith Forum, support from Film Hub South West, Town Hall Arts, the technical expertise of Chris Baker from Cinema For All, and coordinated by Lorena Pino.
EVEN WHEN I FALL (Nepal, UK, 2017) Directed by Kate McLarnon and Sky Neal. 95 mins, Triple F-Rated, 12A (Nepalese with English subtitles) A Satya Films and Postcode Films Production. Produced by Elhum Shakerifar.
Official website: https://evenwhenifall.com/
Production company: http://www.satyafilms.com/team
Circus Katmandu: https://circuskathmandu.com/
West Wiltshire Multi Faith Forum: http://www.wwmff.org.uk/
Town Hall Arts: http://www.trowbridgearts.com/