Even When I Fall

Directors: Kate McLarnon & Sky Neal
Producer: Elhum Shakerifar
DoP: Ben Marshall

★★★★ “The most feel good film of the week” – Financial Times

★★★★ “Gripping, occasionally dreamlike and unexpectedly uplifting” – The Times

★★★★ “Sensitive, intimate, graceful” – Total Film

★★★★ “Visually arresting” – Little White Lies

Nominated : BIFA 2017 Discovery Award, Doc Fest 2017 Tim Hetherington Award


Sheetal and Saraswoti met as teenagers in a Kathmandu refuge, both survivors of child trafficking to Indian circuses. They had been rescued and brought back across the border to Nepal, but what does the future hold for these young women returning to a home they barely remember? Even When I Fall traces their journey over 6 years, as they reclaim their breath-taking skills as circus artists and begin to build a future against all the odds. Along with 11 other young trafficking survivors, they form Circus Kathmandu – Nepal’s first and only circus – creating a livelihood for themselves and simultaneously working to educate and challenge the deep-seated stigma against trafficked women. This intimate, beautiful film harnesses the visual power of circus to give a unique perspective into the complex world of human trafficking.

95 mins | 12A | UK
Nepalese with English subtitles

Premiere at Sheffield Doc Fest 2017
In Cinemas 13 April 2018