In Search Of Devaki

In Search Of Devaki
In Search Of Devaki
Dir| Devaki Bist
Country| Nepal | Doc | Nepalese | 2017 | 00.41.00 | Comp

Synopsis | In Search Of Devaki’ investigates the ongoing practice of ‘Deuki Pratha’ – the outlawed tradition of selling and offering young girls in the name of god in far-west Nepal. The custom involves offering a young girl, and in the past a young boy, to a temple by a family or clan seeking religious merit and fulfillment of a wish. It was outlawed in nepal more than thirty years ago as an archaic practice that undermines the rights and dignity of women. Still, the practice exists today – although surreptitiously.