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2015 Film Festival

Akil – Awareness


PROGRAM: 3:15 PM – 6:15PM – LABOR (PART I)

LOCATION: Colorado Convention Center, Room 107

3:55 PM Akil – Awareness dir. Tommaso Dolcetta and Michael Hoffman (32 mins, Nepal/Italy/UK, 2014), followed by Q&A with filmmaker moderated by Naomi Schiller.


Synopsis:  Akil tells the story of Baburam Chaudhary, who was born as a bonded laborer (Kamaiya) in the remote Kailali district of Western Nepal. In 2000, Baburam was freed after the government’s decision to abolish the Kamaiya system of debt-bondage. Baburam became a local leader of a political movement of Kamaiyas. The film traces Baburam’s life and his story of urban revolt against the state in a country whose political landscape has been marked by revolution and rapid political change.

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