DAUGHTERS OF THE CURVED MOON

Winner of Best Feature Documentary at San Antonio Film Festival & Reel East Texas Film Festival and Best Documentary at Nepal America International Film Festival.

Daughters of the Curved Moon is Shakti Pictures’ inaugural project, a documentary set in the Himalayas of western Nepal in a district called Jumla. An extraordinary young woman takes us on a journey to a land rarely seen.  Through her trials and tribulations, the film exposes the traditional role of women in this remote, rural part of the country and invites us to celebrate her inspiring break with the bonds of tradition.  While telling the story of this unique and charismatic young woman, our intention is to raise awareness of the plight of women in this society whilst sharing a message of hope that things can, and are changing, one woman at a time.

Set with the backdrop of the stunning Himalayas, this beautiful and underdeveloped region of Nepal is on the verge of significant change. A push to create a tourism economy is starting to alter the lives and livelihoods of the local population. In addition, the political landscape of Nepal is going through a major shift. Though long overdue and painfully drawn out, a new constitution is in the works that purports to be redressing the balance of gender inequality. A new generation of women are starting to realise that they have choices and that education and training can give them the tools to make a better life.

Interview with the filmmakers about the project here: We Are Moving Stories


A fundraising trailer for IndieGoGo and a update with our progress in making Daughters of the Curved Moon.