SOAS - University of London
Wolfson Lecture Theatre, Senate House
Tuesday May 15th - 5pm
"Nepal on Screen" Phase Worldwide
The AbbeyDale Picture House
Thursday May 17th - 6:30 - 10:30pm
Nepal American International Film Festival
Regal Hyattsville Royale Stadium 14 - Auditorium 8
Saturday May 19th - 4 - 6pm
We are very pleased to announce that two documentaries "Pink Tiffany" and "Daughters of the Curved Moon" will screen as part of the Nepal Human Rights International Film Festival from the 7th-10th March in Kathmandu. The 6th annual NHRIFF has been established as a forum for advocating human rights via film.
Films will screen at the Nepal Tourism Board Hall in Bhrikutimandap, Kathmandu
Daughters of the Curved Moon - Thursday March 8th, 3pm
Pink Tiffany - Friday March 9th, 3pm
More info at: Nepal Human Rights Film Center
#becouragousbecomeyourtrueself #transgender #documentary #empoweringwomen
We are delighted to be collaborating with PHASE Worldwide on presenting our film "Daughters of the Curved Moon" alongside the inspiring and beautiful documentary "Children of the Snowland" on Thursday the 5th of April. Join us in Bristol for this intimate screening and learn more about the country PHASE works in and why their work is so important.
The filmmakers will be present to introduce the films. They will hold an interval between the films where refreshments will be available.
PHASE will also screen the film in Sheffield on May 17th at the at the Abbeydale Picture House.
For tix and more info visit: PHASE Worldwide
“Pink Tiffany premieres at KIMFF to rave reviews”
The Kathmandu Post
“A tale of triumph from the transgender community.”
We are very excited to premiere our new documentary film "Pink Tiffany" at the 15th Kathmandu International Mountain Film Festival in December 2017.
Meghna Lama is a torch-bearer for the transgender community in Nepal. Bravely embracing her transformation in a culture that often values sons and daughters very differently, her dauntless attitude and spirited laugh are a powerful reminder of not only what it is to be transgender in Nepal, but ultimately, what it is to be human.
While Nepal may be a beacon of progress, legally recognizing an “other” gender, this film is a breaking of the silence on the daily struggle to gain not only social legitimacy, but also family acceptance, perhaps the largest hurdle for all of our personal journeys and dreams.
Film Screens on December 16th, 2017.
Film SouthAsia - Kathmandu, Nepal
Festival of South Asian Documentaries
Friday November 3rd, 11am
6pm- Miranda will take part the Panel Discussion on gender, sexuality, and rights.
Tix and Info: http://www.filmsouthasia.org/
Aldeburgh Documentary Festival - UK Premiere
Sunday November 5th, 11am
Sophie will be there for the festival and for a Q&A after the film.
Tix and Info: Aldeburgh Cinema
Reel East Texas Film Festival - Kilgore, TX, USA
Texan Theater at 224 S. Kilgore Street
Saturday November 18th, 5:30pm block
Sophie will also be at the festival.
Tix and Info : Reel East Texas Film
From the Longview Journal: Texas
by Jimmy Isaac
"Reel East Texas Film Festival is in essence an international event with seven foreign films. Among them is a documentary that Hale and Festival Operations Director James Draper agreed will be a cultural exploration for audiences.
According to the Toronto Film Festival, it's the documentary directed by Miranda Mortan Yap and Sophie Dia Pegrum that captures the journey of a young woman, Nisha, as she challenges the traditional ideologies in her community. The documentary shows the way women's lives are still bound by Hindu societal structure in Jumla, Nepal.
They watched the documentary at a film festival in San Antonio, and after talking with its filmmakers on a Saturday, they had the film submitted to their festival the following Monday."
"I consider myself to be someone well read and at least try to know as much as I can," Hale said, "and I didn't not know it was this bad. Women do everything in this village, and when I saw everything? They wake up in the morning before the sun comes up. They plow the fields, they tend the gardens, they tend the livestock, they do the household things. I am not kidding when I tell you that the men stand and watch — utterly bizarre. Come see the movie. I'm not exaggerating. I was absolutely shocked at just the utter acceptance of it." - Chip Hale
Daughters of the Curved Moon is screening Saturday 18th of November at 5:30pm
224 S. Kilgore Street
Kilgore TX USA
For tix and info go to: http://reeleasttexas.com/
We are proud to announce that we have been invited to screen Daughters of the Curved Moon atthe 23rd Annual Aldeburgh Doc Fest on Sunday 5th November at 11am. We have been asked to present a Q&A at the event and will know in due course if either of us can get to the festival.
Updates on ticketing coming soon to the Aldeburgh Documentary Festival website.
Daughters of the Curved Moon won best feature documentary at San Antonio Film Festival. It was an honor to be part of a festival that really supported a diverse range of filmmakers and projects. And getting an award was a really wonderful surprise! Thank you San Antonio film Festival and to all of the other inspiring filmmakers we met.
San Antonio Film Festival, San Antonio TX – Saturday 5th August 2017
The long awaited U.S. premiere of Daughters of the Curved Moon, will be featured at the San Antonio Film Festival on Saturday 5th August at 3.30pm at the historic Tobin Center for Performing Arts in beautiful, downtown San Antonio, Texas.
We are thrilled to announce Daughters of the Curved Moon's official selection for the Toronto Nepali Film Festival (TNFF).
We are screening at 18.30 on Saturday 1 April
at Innis Town Hall, University of Toronto,
2 Sussex Avenue, Toronto.
Daughters of the Curved Moon will premiere at the wonderful Kathmandu International Mountain Film Festival in December 2016. Watch this space for details.
In this film, an extraordinary young woman takes us on a journey to her village in Western Nepal. Whilst sharing inspiring stories of women, she struggles to bring her community forward, challenging the traditional Hindu customs that bind the lives of her villagers. An intimate and beautiful portrait of a remote mountain culture.
Come and join us and celebrate the indomitable spirit of the women of Nepal.
The end is in sight! Albeit still fairly distant.
Sophie spent a productive seven weeks here in Nepal working tirelessly to finally produce a rough cut. It is very exciting to see the film really coming into shape after many different phases and hands putting their mark on the story. This is the beginning of the end!
A lot has happened since we completed shooting. Nepal has had some difficult times and though we have been working on compiling the story along with an editing team in Kathmandu, a lot of things have changed our approach. We are finally moving into the ending phases of post production. Sophie is coming out to Nepal in March to help polish the edit and get the film ready for sound mix and score and we hope to have the film out later in 2016.
We have now completed shooting. We have been to Jumla four times in the last two years to document the lives of our friends and examine the changes in the community.
Now we have moved into the next phase: post-production. Working on the footage, reviewing, translating, and weaving together our story.
This community, these women and the lives they lead put in perspective what is truly important in life. This project has certainly been a humbling journey for us.
Shooting is finished!
It felt strange leaving Jumla this time as up until now, we have always been coming back for another shoot. Saying good-bye and not knowing when we might return made our departure more poignant.
After three years planning and four shoots spread out over nearly two years, we have completed shooting. We have hours and hours of amazing footage. The challenge that lies ahead now is condensing it into the appropriate number of minutes.
People keep asking me when the film will be ready, to which I have no answer but can only speculate. The translation alone takes such a long time - and there is a lot of dialogue. And then the editing process... how long is a piece of string?
All I can say right now is that I am so proud of all we have achieved so far. It's been an amazing journey and learning process. It has been made so special by the incredible team I've had the pleasure and honour of working with for the past two years.
If we can transfer even some of the magic of this experience into this film, I know that we will have something pretty special on our hands.
WE DID IT! We are thrilled to announce the successful completion of our campaign to raise funds for our final shooting dates in 2013. Thank you to everyone for making this possible.
Our heartfelt gratitude goes out to all of our supporters around the world:
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