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Private view of I Am Belmaya (82mins) + Q&A with directors Sue Carpenter and Belmaya Nepali, in aid of Nepal Leprosy Trust

About this event

*Tickets: minimum £10 per person*

Please join us for an exclusive online screening of the new feature documentary I Am Belmaya, and afterwards watch a specially recorded Q&A with director Sue Carpenter and co-director Belmaya Nepali, hosted by TV film critic Anna Smith.

Your chance to see this beautiful, inspirational film, set in Nepal, before it is released to the public. A story 14 years in the making, I Am Belmaya follows an uneducated young Dalit woman’s transformational journey from subjugated wife to award-winning documentary filmmaker.

"I am hugely touched and impressed by this beautiful work. A daring and heartbreaking film, which fills one with hope and admiration. Its charm lies in its humour and sorrow, so deftly intermingled on the screen. Five shining stars from me” - Joanna Lumley

* UK Film Review's 5 star review of I Am Belmaya! *

Event Schedule:

From 6pm, Sunday 31 January until 11pm on Monday, 1 February: Screening of I Am Belmaya (1hr 22 mins; link remains open, so you can view the film at any time between these hours)

Followed by: Pre-recorded Q&A with Sue and Belmaya, hosted by Anna Smith (16 mins), available until 11.30pm on 1 February.

How will the online event work

For those ordering tickets after the start date of 6pm, 31 Jan, there will be no automatic mailout from Eventbrite, but Sue will be regularly checking orders and will email you the viewing links and password. You are also welcome to email her on if you haven't received them.

Tickets and Donations

This is a charity/philanthropic event, with a minimum donation of £10 per person, but we would be most grateful for donations above this sum. When you click on the ticket link, you will find just one ticket option - an empty box for you to fill in your donation amount. Please enter a minimum of £10 per person + any extra donation = total amount.

All profits will be split equally between Nepal Leprosy Trust (towards our community work amongst people affected by leprosy in Nepal), and Tideturner Films (to fund a public release of the film to amplify the film's important messages, with 20% of Tideturner's share going direct to Belmaya and her daughter).

NB We are listing this event with a 'Donation' only ticketing option, because this minimises Eventbrite admin and payment processing fees - meaning that 100% of your donation goes to support the charity, the film and Belmaya.

NB This event is for ticket holders only. Please do not share the film or Q&A links.


Sue Carpenter, Director/Producer

Sue has been involved in Nepal and women's rights for 20 years. A journalist and photographer, she moved into documentary filmmaking in 2013, and set up Tideturner Films, to make independent documentaries that spark social change. In 2006-07 she lived in Pokhara, running the My World, My View photo project, where she met Belmaya Nepali. Sue is a Founder Trustee of GlobalGirl Media UK, empowering young women through digital media training.

Nepal Leprosy Trust (NLT) serves and works with people affected by leprosy in Nepal to eradicate leprosy and its stigma, and to restore health, dignity, economic livelihood and family life to those affected by it. All the funds raised by this event will go towards our community work amongst people affected by leprosy in Nepal.