Child Resue Nepal: Rehabilitation through the arts

EvenWhenIFall_Outreach film

Satya director,  Sky Neal worked over several years with NGO The Esther Benjamins Trust (now Child Rescue Nepal) and Freedom Matters. She drew upon her skills in filmmaking, ethnographic research, creative education and consultancy to support the NGO in setting up a performing arts based rehablilitation programme for young survivors of human trafficking. 

This culminated in the formation of Circus Kathmandu, a professional social enterprise offering performance and community outreach to raise awareness around migration and modern slavery.

The documentary, Even When I Fall , follows the journey of Circus Kathmandu and now features as part of their community and engagement work.

in 2018 The Even When I Fall film team, Circus Kathmandu and FSI Worldwide were awarded a grant by Comic Relief to provide outreach throughout the most vulnerable areas of Nepal combining screenings, live performance and education. 

Sky continues to support Circus Kathmandu to incorporate Even When I Fall into their outreach and engagement programmes. 

Renu talks to her mother in her village
A young survivor of human trafficking speaks to her recently found mother, after being trafficked at just 5 years old.
Bijay from Circus Kathmandu is interviewed for film, Even When I Fall
The Even When I Fall team collect testimonies for th film.
School children do acrobalance during outreach with Circus Kathmandu
Circus Kathmandu deliver outreach to traffick prone communities throughout Nepal.
CK Outreach with film
The Circus Kathmandu team present the documentary, Even When I Fall at a community outreach programme.
CK Outreach watching film
Even When I Fall screens to a full house during an outreach programme