Even When I Fall

Even When I Fall Trailer

Even When I Fall was theatrically released in 2018 screening in 45 cities nationwide,  and is currently screening at festivals and events globally.

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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

Conceived by Sky Neal and Satya Films 

A Satya Films and Postcode Films Production

Directed by Sky Neal and Kate Mclarnon

Produced by Elhum Shakerifar

Also produced by Sky Neal 

UK Distribution: Hakawati [info@hakawati.co.uk]

International Sales and Festivals: Satya Films [sky@satyafilms.com]




★★★★ "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

★★★★ "Beautifully shot" – The Irish Times

★★★★★ "A testament to human strength and dignity"- Upper Circle

"Uplifting, immersive and spectacular" – Birds Eye View

"Beautiful and moving... a dazzling story" – Francine Stock, BBC Film Programme

"Thoughtful and wide-ranging" – Screen

"Emotive and powerful" – Women in Film & Television

"A powerful documentary" – ELLE

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RAI Film Festival 2019 Audience Award winner

Screen Awards 2018 Specialist Film Campaign nominee

British Independent Film Awards 2018 Discovery Award nominee

One World Media Awards 2018 Feature Documentary Award nominee





For full information about the film go to the evenwhenifall.com

BIFA nomination Laurel
RAI film festival laurel
One World Media Laurel
Sheffield Laurel