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A family in Nepal living on less than a dollar a day wins the globalization jackpot: a charity scholarship for their daughter to go to school in the capital city. She promises to return, to free her family from poverty. But she does not return. DRAWING THE TIGER is an intimate portrait of the price one family pays for their golden opportunity.Director: Amy Benson, Scott Squire, Ramyata Limbu
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Donate to support Drawing the Tiger. The team is working to fully develop a suicide awareness and prevention curriculum using clips from the film.
Read about the work of the Global Girls Project—a collaborative writing project working to lead and empower girls across the world. Contribute if you have a story to tell.
Learn more about the work of UNGEI—the United Nations’ Girls’ Education Initiative—and their hard work to ensure rights to education and gender equality for all children.
Consider signing this petition to support education for girls in Nepal at Force Change.
Watch Amy Benson’s talk at TEDxMonterey on girls education in the developing world on Youtube.
A shocking statistic has emerged, which reveals suicide has overtaken maternal mortality as the biggest killer of young women in the world. Nisha Lilia Diu asks the experts why this is happening – and how we failed to notice.
Read the full article on the Telegraph.
“…by law I’m a Nepali woman, and therefore, by law, lesser than a Nepali man. (…) There’s a Nepali adage—’Women have no caste’—which goes to the heart of the Hindu patriarchal devaluation of women. Our identities are defined by men; we have no essence, no identity, of our own.”
Read the full article, written by Manjushree Thapa, here.
A conversation with filmmakers in Kathmandu.
Read it on Himal Magazine.
While education in Nepal greatly improved throughout the twentieth century, Nepal still faces many struggles, to date. The education challenges largely relate to poverty in Nepal.
Read the list of 7 facts here.
Addressing the global crisis in girls’ education requires not just investment, but challenging cultural beliefs and practices.
Read the article written by Michelle Obama on the Atlantic.
"The film does not provide answers. The filmmaker’s intent is not to play detective. They want to tell a compelling story of dreams that were unexpectedly shattered."
The Kathmandu Post
"a STRIKING portrait"
"It’s never a slow moving film, but each mounting revelation and hardship hits with maximum force. It’s never manipulative, but rather patient and restrained."
Toronto Film Scene