Saving Dolma

The film follows the story of Dolma, a Nepali maid sentenced to death for allegedly killing a fellow Filipino domestic worker in Kuwait. As the movie searches for truth in the event, it provides a rare glimpse into the fractured lives of ill-prepared women migrant workers in the Gulf States.

Kesang Tseten is the director of numerous documentaries such as Hami kunako manchhe (‘We corner people’), the winner of the Best Nepali Documentary award at the 2006 Kathmandu International Mountain Film Festival; On the Road with the Red God: Machhendranath, winner of the Grand Prize at the 2006 Kendal Mountain Film Festival; and In Search of the Riyal premiered at the 2010 International Documentary Film Festival of Amsterdam (IDFA).
Country
Nepal
Year
2010
Length
62'
Original Language
Arabic, Nepali
Directed By
Kesang Tseten
Produced by
Shunyata Film Productions
Edited by
Kesang Tseten, Rubenm Van Der Hammen
Sound
Bobyjon Pratibha Studio
Script
Kesang Tsetan
Camera
Alston D’Silva, Grady Walker, Kesang Tseten, Siddhartha Shakya
Supported By
Embassy of Switzerland in Nepal, Jan Vrijman Fund
Contact Info
Kesang Tseten
PO Box 1596
Kathmandu
Nepal
E-mail: kesang@homebase.wlink.com.np
 

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