Local Sightings 2015 – Drawing the Tiger
DRAWING THE TIGER| 7PM
(Amy Benson, Seattle, WA, 97 min)
Shot in Nepal over the course of multiple years, this emotionally incisive documentary focuses on the path of one rural family’s daily struggles. However, when the bright and ambitious Shanta leaps at the opportunity for a city education in Kathmandu, she suddenly feels the burden of responsibility to return to pull her family out of poverty. Director Amy Benson (Called to Shine, Three) has given presentations at TedX Monterey on the effects of girls’ education in the developing world, and has had a variety of short films premiere at various international film festivals.