War Crime

ASIAN FEATURE

Director: Gopal Shivakoti

Duration: 65 minutes

Production: 2017

Country: Nepal

Category: Documentary

SCREENING


SUN, 2 DES 2018 / EMPIRE XXI STUDIO A / 13:00

MON, 3 DES 2018 / CINEMAXX CINEMA B / 10:00

SYNOPSIS


During the 10-year conflict (1996-2006) in Nepal, Maoists recruited children as spies, cooks, porters and even frontline guerrillas.After the signing of a comprehensive peace accord (in 2006) between the Maoists and Nepal government, Maoist combatants and weapons were brought into the UN-supervised camps (in 2007) where 4008 combatants were classified as being minors and or new recruits.But the Maoist leadership delayed their release for 3 years so they could bargain for bigger rehabilitation packages.As a result, child soldiers were released (in 2010) only when they had grown into young adults. By then, their rehabilitation had become much more complicated.They were not given proper rehabilitation packages or integrated into society.10 years after the conflict ended, the Nepal government and the party they were ready to die for have forgotten them. The former Maoist child soldiers are now in their 20s fighting for survival and against social stigma.

Selama 10 tahun konflik (1996-2006) di Nepal, Maois merekrut anak-anak sebagai mata-mata, juru masak, kuli dan bahkan sebagai orang-orang gerilya garis depan. Setelah penandatanganan perjanjian perdamaian (pada 2006) antara Maois dan pemerintah Nepal, para pejuang bersama senjata mereka dibawa ke kamp-kamp yang diawasi PBB (tahun 2007) di mana 4008 tentara diklasifikasikan sebagai anak di bawah umur dan atau anggota baru.Tetapi pemerintahan Maois menunda pembebasan mereka selama 3 tahun sehingga mereka dapat menawar untuk mendapatkan paket rehabilitasi yang lebih besar. Hasilnya, para tentara anak-anak dibebaskan (pada 2010) hanya ketika mereka telah tumbuh menjadi pemuda. Mantan tentara anak-anak Maois kini berusia 20-an yang sedang berjuang untuk bertahan hidup dan melawan stigma sosial.

TRAILER


DIRECTOR


Gopal Shivakoti

Gopal Shivakoti is a documentary filmmaker from Nepal and has been working in films and digital media since 2004. He is interested in ethnology and documentary filming. His first documentary feature, Save Gangamaya, received an overwhelming response in the international film festival circuit. War Crime, Pinky Gurung and We are with Dr. KC are his recent documentaries.

Gopal Shivakoti adalah seorang pembuat film dokumenter dari Nepal dan telah bekerja di dunia film dan media digital sejak 2004.  Dirinya tertarik dengan bidang etnologi dan pembuatan film dokumenter. Dokumenter panjang pertamanya, Save Gangamaya, mendapatkan banyak apresiasi di festival-festival film internasional.  War Crime, Pinky Gurung dan We are with Dr. KC adalah film-film dokumenternya yang terbaru.

Contact:

Gopal Shivakoti

gopal.shivakoti@gmail.com