Film about NYF: The Daughter’s Voice
Filmmakers Roy Cox and Robin Mortarotti are getting ready to shoot The Daughter’s Voice, a film that will document NYF’s work to eradicate the Kamlari system of child slavery in Nepal.
The veteran moviemakers traveled to Nepal this spring and witnessed a historic transformation happening in these remote villages. Girls who were once household slaves are now running businesses, earning college degrees, farming land and supporting their families.
“We believe NYF’s incredible achievement is a model for success that should be shared with the world,” said Roy Cox, who filmed Olga’s Promise with Robin Mortarotti in 2011. The pair donated their time and the production costs to make this beautiful 18-minute film highlighting NYF’s work.
Pre-production for The Daughter’s Voice began in February during a 15-day scouting trip. The pair interviewed freed slave girls and their families, toured co-ops and vocational schools, and met with former slaves who are now running their own businesses.
They plan to return to Nepal soon to record the success stories of former Kamlari and to film unfolding events such as efforts to demand more government support for education and to witness the rescues of the remaining girls held by prominent families in Kathmandu.
Roy and Robin are collaborating with the non-profit Filmmakers Collaborative Inc. to produce the film.
Learn more about this new project at www.thedaughtersvoice.com