Padma | Dipendra Malla

Filmmaker’s statement

Padma is a movie that depicts a horrifying tale of costume (chhaupadi) practice in the rural villages of Nepal. Although the law of Nepal has abandoned this practice, it still exists. According to the culture, a girl or woman needs to stay in an animal shed for 5 days during her mensuration cycle (periods).

Logline – A Young girl with the gift of number of struggles to stay in a society where the dignity of women is sold with cultural norms and values.

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