Living Goddess

Directed by Ishbel Whitaker

Release Year: 2007
Running time: 87
Country: U.K.
Language: Nepalese with English subtitles
Genres: Documentary , Culture
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$20.24 - Classroom Rights
MSRP: $26.98
$349.00 - With PPR
Directed by: Ishbel Whitaker

Living Goddess is a powerful portrait of a young girl venerated as a goddess growing up in a country on the verge of civil war. This is the story of Sajani, who is worshipped as one of three living goddesses in the Himalayan kingdom of Nepal, and whose peaceful existence is contrasted with violent political turmoil that threatens their traditional way of life. With beautiful imagery and an intimate story, Living Goddess unfolds a world of spirituality and political turbulence through the eyes of a young schoolgirl.

Reviews

"beautiful"
-The Guardian

"a striking documentary"
-The Independent