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Pani; Women, Drugs and Kathmandu

Raúl Gallego Abellan | Nepal, Spain 2017 | 87 Min. | OmeU

Wednesday, 09.05.2018, 10 pm tickets
Votiv Kino | Gr. Saal

AUSTRIAN PREMIERE

 

Despite the fact that female drug addiction is an extremely taboo subject in Nepal, 8 brave women openly reveal their intimate struggles to overcome their addiction to Pani; a dangerous injecting cocktail of opioids. As outcasts in Kathmandu they will suffer poverty and discrimination, surviving by all means even as sex workers, abused by drug dealers and corrupt police officers. Some women manage to undertake the difficult journey of recovery going to one of the few rehab centres for women in Nepal, while others stay behind, unable to escape the misery of addiction.


Biography

One of the most awarded video journalist of his generation. Raul Gallego Abellan (Sabadell 1976, Catalonia, Spain) has been pioneer in producing innovative and compelling online news and documentaries, experimenting with new ways of news storytelling. His work with TVE, TV3 Catalonia, The Associated Press Television News and Channel 4 News UK... has led him around the world, to war zones, natural disaster sites, social unrest, always trying to tell social, empowering and moving stories. His impactful work has received multiple prestigious awards including The Royal Television Society award, the Edward R. Murrow Award, the WAN-IFRA Asian Digital Media Award and the coveted Miguel Gil Award. 

Awards

  • London Eye International Film Festival 2017
    Award of recognition
  • Portobello Film Festival London 2017
    Nominated Best Documentary 

Screenings

  • GREEN BAY FILM FESTIVAL (United States)
  • DOCSMX, FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL DE CINE DOCUMENTAL DE LA CIUDAD DE MÉXICO (Mexico)
  • BAJO NUESTRA PIEL - FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL DE CINE DE DERECHOS HUMANOS (Bolivia)
  • DOKUBAZAAR - LJUBLJANA INDEPENDENT DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL (Slovenia)
  • BAHIA INDEPENDENT CINEMA FESTIVAL (Brazil)
  • FESTIVAL DE CINE Y DERECHOS HUMANOS DE MADRID (Spain)
  • FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL DE CINE INVISIBLE FILM SOZIALAK (Spain)
  • FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL DE CINE INDEPENDIENTE DE VILLA DE LEYVA (Colombia)
  • FESTIVAL DE CINE DE LA PATAGONIA TIERRA, MUJER, HOMBRE (Argentina)
  • DAVINCI INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (United States)
  • FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL DE CINE DE DERECHOS HUMANOS FICDH (Argentina)
  • DIFF Delhi 2017 (India)
  • International Film Festival RED CROSS & HELTH FILMS (Bulgaria)

Website

www.raulgaab.com
https://www.generosity.com/emergencies-fundraising/free-drug-rehab-treatment-for-women-in-nepal 

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