Private Project


An original song and film, shot in Nepal but with a universal message about girls’ desire to break free from parental and societal constraints and be themselves.

  • Belmaya Nepali
    Educate Our Daughters, Rowing Against the Flow
  • Sue Carpenter
    I Am Belmaya, Educate Our Daughters, The Wonderful Walk, There's Something About Molly, Alice and Nana
  • Simi Carpenter
    Original music
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Music Video, Short
  • Runtime:
    3 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    May 17, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    500 GBP
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
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  • UK Asian Film Festival
    United Kingdom
    June 2, 2021
    World Premiere
Director Biography - Belmaya Nepali

Belmaya is an emerging filmmaker in Nepal, aged 27. Born in a hill village near Pokhara, Belmaya has had very little formal education. Orphaned at the age of 9, she married at 19 and had a baby daughter. In 2014, aged 21, she embarked on a documentary filmmaking training and has made two films, Educate Our Daughters (selected for 7 international film festivals and winner of Best Short Film at UK Asian Film Festival 2019) and Rowing Against the Flow (commissioned by Thomson Reuters Foundation). She is both co-director and subject of Sue Carpenter’s feature documentary, I Am Belmaya (2021).

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