The Beloved Daughter
Rekha, 14, dreams of becoming an English teacher. But she lives in a remote village in Nepal near the Indian border, where child marriages are common. Her father Balkumar feels compelled by the community and tradition to look for a husband for Rekha who wants to study instead. At the end of the film, we nevertheless see Rekha’s wedding being celebrated.
Tiina Madisson is a filmmaker, graphic designer and animator. In 2008–2012 she worked as writer-director for the Basaari series for the Finnish Broadcasting Company YLE. Tiina has travelled extensively in Nepal, which has featured large in her work, such as Blood for the Goddess about the Gadhimai animal sacrifice festival. In 2018, Tiina began MA documentary filmmaker studies at Aalto University.