A Romeo & Juliette Story : Intercaste Marriage in Nepal
an excerpt from the multi-media documentary Untouchable Love by Meghan Vigeant
Nisha, a young high caste Nepali woman, elopes with her true love, Raj, an “untouchable” or dalit from a low caste. Her family is horrified and goes to extreme lengths to stop the union, from coercion, to abuse, and finally kidnapping. Despite her new “untouchable” status, Nisha finds a whole new level of freedom.
2012, multimedia, total running time of full piece: 20 min, Producer/Director
This video is an excerpt from a larger multimedia presentation with live elements.