- Category: South Asia Revolution
- Created on Wednesday, 16 April 2008 10:15
- Written by Students
the following is a student documentary film that interviews urban youth about their views and experiences regarding love and sex. It is clearly limited by focus on the more educated and more affluent, it opens the door to a discussion of patriarchal feudal conditions facing women -- which have been increasingly challenged as part of the revolutionary process.
There is a great interest among the youth of Nepal for a break with the arranged marriages -- and growing experimentation with "love marriages" (by mutual consent). This is true in the urban areas, but also in many areas touched by the Maoist revolution (including within the ranks of the peoples' liberation army).
There is also widespread outrage over the trafficking in women -- both the growth of domestic prostitution (connected to the tourist trade) and the "export" of young girls and women to the brothels of India (south of Nepal). Some of those conditions are touched on in this film.