Kumari

Kumari

Living Goddess of Nepal

DVD - 2005
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From the publisher's description: "In Nepal an ancient tradition survives to this day. A young girl is chosen to become a goddess. She is taken from her family to live in a temple where people come in to worship her and pray for good fortune. In a country where girls are seen as second class citizens, the worshiping of a girl child could be seen as a positive role model, but modernisers are adamant that the tradition should be stopped as the young girls miss out on their family and school life and suffer serious psychological problems as a result. This film looks at the life of three young goddesses and explores the debates for and against this unique tradition. A rich visual and poetic documentary with extraordinary access to the goddesses and their families offering a real insight into the only place in the world where girls aworshipedped as living goddesses."
Publisher: Lanham, MD: National Film Network, c2005
ISBN: 9780802606167
0802606164
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (27 min): sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in

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