In Kathmandu, life for female opioid addicts is hard. Shunned by society and with limited access to rehabilitation services, many turn to sex work and petty crime to survive, enduring a cycle of abuse at the hands of clients, drug dealers and corrupt officials. This powerful and intimate doc offers unique access into the lives of eight brave women, as they struggle to recover against the odds.
PANI: Women, Drugs and Kathmandu. Film by Raul Gallego Abellan.
Special Heart of Slavonia Award by the 15th International Ethno Film Festival The Heart of Slavonia 2018
Best International Documentary Award SEFF 2018
London Eye International Film Festival 2017.
Award of recognition
Portobello Film Festival London 2017.
Nominated Best Documentary
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)