With 11 other young trafficking survivors, Sheetal and Saraswoti founded Circus Kathmandu – Nepal’s first and only circus.

Even When I Fall is a documentary film that traces their journey over six years as they confront the families that sold them, seek acceptance within their own country and begin to build a future.

The girls’ struggle against the odds, but something their captors don’t realise is that they left them with a secret weapon – their breathtaking circus skills.

As they take the bold step of bringing circus to the stages of Nepal, they challenge the deep-seated stigma against trafficked women, discover the courage to perform in front of growing crowds, and the strength and will to address their past.

Longlisted for Best Documentary at the One World Media Awards

Circus Kathmandu is living proof that something positive can be salvaged from the darkest human suffering.

Screen International

Shooting over six years documentary makers Sky Neal and Kate McLarnon make sensitive work of sensational material

★★★★ Total Film

“[A] powerful film aiming to break the stigma surrounding survivors of human trafficking.

Elle UK

It’s a triumph of the human spirit.

Backseat Mafia

At school I spent most of my time battling with my identity. My education started properly when I was 22 and I got more involved in music and theatre.

ArA

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