Get a chance to attend a unique screening of the documentary "Waiting for Mamu" about Puspa Basnet, who leads a home for children that otherwise would have had to live in prison with their parents... and talk about the struggles they face after the earthquake as well as the hope they have received from international donations (many from Singapore) and the impressive impact these have had.
Date/Time: Thursday, July 23, 8pm
Location: The Projector, Golden Mile Complex
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About the film:
Imagine, at five years old, you are sentenced to prison for 13 years. You have no access to your family or friends, to an education, to the outside world or to society. In some places, if a parent is sentenced to prison and they lack a guardian for their child, the child is imprisoned with the parent. Many of these children go to prison at a young age and are released to the world at age 18, with no life skills or support system, knowing nothing of the world but what they experienced in a jail cell.
A documentary short film, Waiting for Mamu, will share the story of what it means for a child to grow up in prison and yet find hope in unlikely places. During a prison tour as part of her university studies, Pushpa Basnet encountered a young girl who tugged at her shawl and looked up at her and smiled. Pushpa promised the young girl’s mother she would be back to get her. Seven years later, Pushpa, known as Mamu by the children, runs an organization that gives kids the chance to be kids during the day and have an education. Some return to the prison to be with their mothers at night, while some stay in her orphanage. This film will capture the hope of a child to be free from prison, even if just for the day, to find a childhood, and to find Mamu.
Catch this screening of the film and have a chance to attend a Q&A session with Pushpa and director Thomas Morgan, who will be present after the film.