Living Goddess

Directed by Ishbel Whitaker

Release Year: 2007
Running Time: 87
Color Type: Color
Country: U.K.
Language: Nepalese with English subtitles
Subjects: New Releases
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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.

Educational Reviews

"Brilliantly filmed under fairly difficult circumstances, Living Goddess will appeal to anyone with an interest in Eastern religions." *** Recommended Video Librarian

"This film provides an interesting comparison of the traditions of Nepalese people and their struggle with modernity. The audio and visual quality is excellent and the English subtitles are easy to read." Highly Recommended Educational Media Reviews Online

Critical Acclaim

"beautiful"
-The Guardian

"a striking documentary"
-The Independent