The Sari Soldiers

The Sari Soldiers



90 mins

Nepali and English with English Subtitles



Filmed over three years during the most historic and pivotal time in Nepal’s modern history, The Sari Soldiers is an extraordinary story of six women’s courageous efforts to shape Nepal’s future in the midst of an escalating civil war against Maoist insurgents, and the King’s crackdown on civil liberties.


Julie Bridgham

Julie Bridgham is a Sundance Institute Documentary Fellow, and the Director and Producer of the award-winning documentary, The Sari Soldiers, for which she received the 2008 Nestor Almendros Prize. Over the past six years, she has lived for extended periods in Nepal where she produced and directed numerous documentaries including several documentaries for the United Nations and the films Indentured Daughters, a documentary on Nepali girls sent into bonded labour, as well as the films Hope in the Himalayas and Children of Hope for the Nepalese Youth Opportunity Foundation.

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Previous Screenings/Awards:

• Human Rights Watch Film Festival, NY, Nestor Almendros Prize

• WATCH DOCS Human Rights in Film Int’l Film Festival, Feature Length Competition Special Mention

• Rencontres International Film Festival, Camera as Activist Award, Best Socio-Political Film

• Tri-Continental Film Festival, India, Grand Jury Prize

• Brooklyn International Film Festival, Spirit Award

• One World Film Festival, Prague, Special Jury Mention

• Sausalito Film Festival, Best of Festival Award

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