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‘Sati’ is an ancient practice of burning a widow on her deceased husnand’s funeral pyre or burying her alive in his grave. According to Hindu Holy Scriptures the custom on ‘Sati’ was a voluntary practice in which a woman chose to end her life after her husnand’s death. Later the practice was abused and women were forced to commit ‘sati’ against their will. It was officially abolished in 1920 but still there are vestiges and residual effects of the practice that continue to make the headlines in modern HIndu society. The film is in Nepalese and subtitles in English. After the film, discuss the issues with film writer Krishna Prasad Bhattarai.
This movie is presented in collaboration with the Washington West Film Festival.