Devi

Subina Shrestha
/ Nepal
/ 2024
/ 80 mins
/ Nepalese
International Premiere

From survivor to warrior.  
 
In 1997, 17-year old Devi, was arrested, accused of being a rebel, tortured, and raped in custody. A civil war had just begun. Rebel leaders revealed her as a rape 'victim'. Tagged with this shameful taboo, Devi battled depression, social ostracism, joined the rebel frontlines, and rose through the ranks, even serving as a member of the parliament when the war ended. Shot as an immersive verité, the film travels with Devi, as she consolidates the voices of survivors. As she confronts her former lawyer and her counsellor, the film dives into deeply intimate and vulnerable moments. Through her diary, supported by archives and sweeping images, Devi reconstructs and erased history to rewrite destiny. 

with director Subina Shrestha and subject Devi Khadka following the screening on
* 23 June, 8:00 pm, at Hoyts EntX
Supported by:
02 Asia New Zealand Foundation Te Whītau Tūhono logo

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Film Info

Director: Subina Shrestha
Producer: Asmita Khadka, Heejung Oh, Rosie Garthwaite, Subina Shrestha
Country: Nepal
Language: Nepalese
Year: 2024
Duration: 80 mins
Category: The Edge of Impact
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