Join us for ‘Even When I Fall’ Q&A screening with the filmmakers, Wednesday 20th March

‘We felt the more rarely told story is about the aftermath of trafficking in a survivor’s life, and the barriers to surviving it with dignity.’ — Sky Neal and Kate McLarnon

Sheetal and Saraswoti met as teenagers in a Kathmandu refuge, survivors of child trafficking to corrupt Indian circuses and brought back across the border to a Nepal they could barely remember.

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 begin to build a future. They struggle against the odds and without education, but inadvertently these girls were left with a secret weapon by their captors – their breath-taking skills as circus artists. With 11 other young trafficking survivors, Sheetal and Saraswoti form Circus Kathmandu – Nepal’s first and only circus.

An intimate, beautiful film that harnesses the visual power of circus to give a unique perspective into the complex world of human trafficking.

Join us for a special screening of this critically acclaimed documentary, followed by a Q&A discussion with the filmmakers and ethnographers Sky New and Kate McLarnon, and LSE academics from the Departments of Media and Communications, and the Department of Gender Studies.

This series of events is dedicated to exploring how the media represents different forms of gender-based violence, and the kind of ‘voice’ given to survivors.  They are also designed to provide a fruitful dialogue between those with lived experience, those who represent that experience, and those who study these media representations. Concepts explored will include voice, audience, the public sphere, agency, and recovery from trauma. 

The event will be followed by a reception, providing a space for survivors, frontline workers, journalists, advocates, academics, and the public to build useful connections.  This event is free and open to the public.  Attendance is on a first-come, first-serve basis, so do arrive early to ensure yourself a seat. 

Even When I Fall’ Q&A screening with the filmmakers  – Wednesday, 20th March

6:30 – 8.30pm, followed by a reception

The London School of Economics

Thai Theatre

New Academic Building (NAB)54 Lincolns Inn Fields, WC2A 3LJ

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