2006 DC Asian Pacific American Film Festival
Sita, A Girl From Jambu
Director: Kathleen Man
National Museum of Women in the Arts
Tuesday, Oct 3, 2006 - 8:00 PM
Running Time: 49 min
Shot on location in Nepal, Sita, a Girl from Jambu is a unique “narrative documentary” cutting back and forth between a live street performance of “Bichari (Poor) Sita”, a play about a Nepalese girl who is trafficked into sexual slavery, and a powerful dramatization of the circumstances that young girls face when they are exploited into the international sex trade.
Sita, a beautiful young girl from the village of Jambu, has fallen in love with Sushil, a rickshaw driver. When their marriage plans fall through, she meets a stranger who promises her a chance to make more money and start a better life in the city. After contracting HIV/AIDS in the brothel, Sita must return home to face her family and village, who cannot understand her plight.
Director Kathleen Man’s film was inspired by a street play written and performed by girls in rural Nepal, empowered to use creative measures to educate their community on the causes of the international child trafficking and the global implications of HIV transmission and the sex trade.
A Q & A will follow the film with international aid workers and community advocates.
$5 regular admission, $4 for over 60, students, museum members, members of WIFV. Tickets available at the door. Cash only.
Community Sponsors: DVRP and NAPAWF-DC
Official Website: http://www.apafilm.org/2006/program_details.php?id=13
Added by oliver on October 2, 2006