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/